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Brewers and Bookshops

Updated Friday morning

A month ago, we provided a brief update here on the SPCK bookshops saga.

Recently, the bankruptcy petition filed in Houston was rejected.

Today, there are further developments:

A Motion For Sanctions Against J. Mark Brewer and the Law Firm of Brewer & Pritchard, P.C. has been filed. Read the full text of it here.

Matt Wardman has written about this in US Court Motion for Sanctions against Mark Brewer: Is the dam breaking at last?

Another recent post shows how the bookshops have not had the SPCK logo removed.

By an extraordinary coincidence, a meeting is being held today between ex-SPCK staff and suppliers, see agenda here.

Friday morning update

The Church Times has a detailed report by Pat Ashworth Bookshop employees will air grievances at tribunal:

THIRTY former employees of SPCK Book shops are taking their case to an employment tribunal, in a legal process that begins in Bury St Edmunds next Thursday.

Their represen tatives from USDAW, the shopworkers’ union, will meet the tribunal chairman at an admin istrative hearing that is the first stage in grievance proceedings against the St Stephen the Great Charitable Trust (SSG) and its directors, Mark and Phil Brewer.

In the light of the bankruptcy proceedings (see panel, below), USDAW’s legal office said on Tuesday that one key and complex task at the hearing would be to work out who was the employer at the time of dismissal, and whether appropriate responses had been made to the claims…

The article also includes a timeline of events.

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