Gordon McNeill close to losing consciousness – an ambulance called

Ricky Tomlinson speaks out in “full support” of the hunger strikers

Jimmy McGovern also confirms his support

Support for the shop steward now on hunger strike at Transport House is mushrooming.

Well known actor Ricky Tomlinson today spoke out in support. “I give my full support to the shop stewards. I myself spent twenty days on hunger strike in prison and have some idea what Gordon McNeill is going through.

The Unite leadership must make good the promises they made and must do so immediately to prevent a tragedy taking place.”

Prominent playwright, Jimmy McGovern has also spoken out: “Remember the way the TGWU betrayed the Liverpool dockers? I bet you thought no union could ever sink so low again. I did too. We were wrong. The way in Unite has treated the Belfast Airport workers is a disgrace. Unite’s leaders should hang their heads in shame.”

At a lunchtime rally at Transport House Tony Maguire brought the support of the Northern Ireland Region of the Fire Brigades Union and Frank Bunting, Regional Secretary of INTO gave his support.

Meanwhile an ambulance has been called for Gordon McNeill whose condition is now extremely critical. He has said he will continue to refuse food in hospital.

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