Grant Morrison’s father started trending on Twitter on Could 17 after BBC Archive posted a video in honor of his one-man strike in opposition to his former employer.
Could 17, 2023, marked the start of the fifth month of Walter Morrison, Grant Morrison’s father, one-man strike in opposition to a former employer based mostly in Scotland. The BBC Archive video explains, “Each morning, seven o’clock on the dot, he units out from his residence in Glasgow and heads for a printing works two miles away, simply as he’s accomplished day by day for the previous 4 and a half years. He walks as a result of it saves cash, however he’s at all times on the manufacturing facility door proper on time. Sadly for Walter, the entrance door is so far as he ever will get as a result of, as you see, 5 months in the past, he misplaced his job as a display printer on the manufacturing facility on an industrial property. Each morning since, he’s doggedly staged a one-man marketing campaign on the works to get reinstated.”
Walter explains within the video his reasoning for persevering with to picket by himself for 5 months, “Firstly, I really feel that the redundancy was unjust. Second, I’m a registered disabled individual and I used to be accepted into this agency beneath the quota provisions of the Disabled Individuals Act. I used to be educated by this agency and I really feel they couldn’t dismiss me usually or this could have been in breach of the act and redundancy has been used as a pretext to — I’d counsel that to rid themselves of a store steward.”
Twitter Celebrates Grant Morrison’s Father
Many individuals posted in regards to the BBC Archive video on Could 17 and praised Morrison’s father for his actions. Others additionally responded and reacted to a quote tweet that includes textual content from The Guardian‘s 2004 obituary for Morrison that highlights his pacifism and unwillingness to adjust to violent orders throughout his time within the military in 1942.
Walter Morrison handed away on Feb. 6, 2004. Grant Morrison is a widely known and beloved determine within the comics trade identified for his or her work on 1998’s DC One Million, 2005’s All-Star Superman, 2008’s Remaining Disaster, 2014’s The Multiversity and plenty of, many different titles. They’re additionally credited as a co-creator of Damian Wayne/Robin alongside Andy Kubert.
Supply: Twitter, The Guardian