Unite members at St Mungo's Broadway are absolutely furious! They believe the changes to their terms and conditions imposed by the new senior management will rip the heart and soul out of their organisation. They have imposed significantly reduced pay and terms and conditions for new starters and all staff in restructures, downgraded policies and procedures and taken pay out of collective bargaining. Our 650 Unite members will not stand by and watch this happen and that is why they voted by 96% for strike action. Stand in solidarity with St Mungo's Broadway workers by sending a protest email to the Chairman and the CEO calling on them to enter into talks with Unite to find an alternative way forward? Click here to send an email to support these workers These workers are deeply concerned at the effect strike action will have on the homeless people that use St Mungo's Broadway services, but they are more concerned at the long-term negative effects of the proposals. Cheap labour, downgraded roles, staff working under minimum standard policies and procedures are never a path to quality in social care. Join me in asking St Mungo's Broadway CEO and Chair back to talks with Unite to avoid a further deterioration in social care standards.
TUC march and rally - next Sat 18th October - Britain Needs a Pay Rise! Come and march with other branch colleagues!
Please join us next Sat 18th October for this march. All welcome!
We are meeting at 11.30a.m outside
The Blackfriar pub
174 Queen Victoria St
London EC4V 4EGThis is opposite Blackfriars underground station
We will be taking the branch banner
Everyone is welcome - colleagues, family, friends..........it would be really good if you can come as a group from your workplace
Please let us know if you are intending on coming
and especially let us know if you can help carry the branch banner!
Phone number on the day if you need is 07508762721
see you next Sat!
messages of solidarity and congratulations to UNITE members at WEA London Region
Messages of solidarity and congratulations to the UNITE members at WEA London Region have been received from Jeremy Corbyn MP, John McDonnell MP, Steve Hedley Asst Gen Secretary RMT and Rob Williams Shop Stewards Network, as well as from many many other colleagues from a wide range of different places
Thanks to all - your support has been absolutely crucial and very much appreciated
WEA Dispute Update
UNITE is pleased to say that following 8 hours of discussions with WEA through ACAS the following has been agreed:
This is a major achievement and means that UNITE is able to call off the industrial action starting this Monday
UNITE members at WEA London Region have remained solid in their commitment to ensure WEA remains true to its values - equal, democratic and just.
UNITE is expecting that the WEA will follow through on what has been agreed and that the need for members to take industrial action will not recur
Many thanks to you all for the many messages of support received in different forums as well as all the offers of support for what has been a truly successful campaign
tell the CEO and the President of the WEA that you support the UNITE WEA London Region workers!
Please email Ruth Spellman (CEO of WEA) firstname.lastname@example.org and Colin Barnes (President of WEA) and let them know you support UNITE members in WEA London Region!
Template email here if you need:
Dear Ruth Spellman/Dear Colin Barnes,
I am writing to express my support for the London Region WEA UNITE staff members who have been put at risk by the current restructure proposals.
I ask that you withdraw the 'at risk' letters and the current proposals and enter into full and meaningful negotiation and consultation with UNITE the recognised trade union.
More on the strike at the WEA - meeting at House of Commons planned for 14th October!
A meeting with John McDonnell MP and Jeremy Corbyn MP at the House of Commons is planned for lunchtime 1.15pm on Tuesday 14th October. All welcome to attend! Come to the picket line in the morning and then travel together with us to the meeting
For the first time in its 111 years history, workers at the Workers’ Educational Association are having to take Industrial Action.
The WEA is imposing a restructure on London Region staff, without full and meaningful consultation with UNITE the recognised trade union. London Region staff have been placed at risk of redundancy and current job roles will be scrapped and replaced by new jobs, some on lower grades with less pay.
If the restructure goes ahead, all staff at risk will have to reapply for new jobs with no guarantee of getting employment at the end of the process. There is no proposal to avoid compulsory redundancies.
Following Unite's industrial action ballot, which returned a vote with 85% in favour of action, members will take action on October 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd.
What you can do to help:
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