One of the accused, Carly North, 25, of Craven Vale, Brighton, a local single mum and friend of Simon's, says: "My friend died and the company that killed him gets off with a fine. I sit in their office for a couple of hours and get charged as if I'm the criminal."
The five were charged in Brighton Police Station under section 241 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1992 for 'besetting'. They will appear at Worthing Magistrates Court, Christchurch Road, at 9am on Wednesday 23rd January. A picket is planned for the hearing, at which all defendants will plead not guilty.
The Simon Jones Memorial Campaign is hosting a rally entitled LIFE BEFORE PROFIT - STOPPING THE CORPORATE KILLERS on Monday 21st January from 7pm to 12.30am at the Komedia, Gardner Street, Brighton.