Case against 'GMB Three' collapses

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A case against three GMB officers accused of wilful obstruction of the highway collapsed on Friday.

The ‘GMB Three’ were found not guilty following their arrest in May 2022 during a lawful industrial dispute with Biffa in Wealden. 

The crown put forward no evidence at Brighton Law Courts.  

Gary Palmer, GMB Officer and one of the ‘GMB Three’, said: 

“This was always a political case about the rights of people during a cost of living crisis to win enough money to look after their families. 

“Our members were taking part in lawful industrial action to win a decent pay rise. 

“This was an attempt by the company and the police to restrict the right to protest. 

“Today’s case shows exactly why people who want fight for better pay and conditions at work should join GMB”