27 January 2013
The following is a statement circulated by Mid Yorkshire Health UNISON.
Supporters bulletin 22nd January 2013.
Thank you for your support for our strike against ‘downbandings’ . We have received £1000’s in solidarity donations and 100’s of messages of support from TU branches and individuals across the country.
So far our members have taken strike action on 1st November and 20th – 22nd November. Over 500 staff have taken strike action.
The Trust is still intending to press ahead with dismissing and re engaging our members on lower pay bands. During our negotiation meetings they refuse to discuss alternatives to the downbandings and insist on discussing only the length of protection paid. following downbanding.
Their latest offer of 18-24 months protection was unanimously rejected at meetings of the members last week. The Trust refused to discuss the new Admin ‘model’ at a meeting last Wednesday.
On Monday both UNISON and Unite gave the Trust notice of a 5 day strike starting next Monday – 28th January.
Our members are determined to resist the cuts in their pay and the attacks on the Agenda for Change agreement.
We know we can rely on the support of people like yourselves,Trade Unionists and the General Public.
Please send messages of support to firstname.lastname@example.org
financial donations to our hardship fund can be sent to:
UNISON Mid Yorkshire Health 20671
c/c Trade Union Office