Doncaster Care UK: strikers vote for a 2 week strike in May

22 April 2014

The Doncaster Care UK strikers are set to strike again, this time for a 2 week period in May.

The announcement was made at a 400-strong march and rally in support of the former NHS workers who work with adults with learning disabilities. They face massive pay cuts.

Front of the march as it passes through Doncaster town centre

Front of the march as it passes through Doncaster town centre

Care UK strikers on the march through Doncaster

Care UK strikers on the march through Doncaster

Part of the rally in Civic Square

Part of the rally in Civic Square


The solidarity march and rally took place on the second day of a four day strike. The current strike, which ended on Tuesday morning (22 April) brought the strikers up to twenty days of strikes in total.

The strikers are showing fantastic bravery and determination in the face of a bullying employer.

The rally heard from a wide range of supporters including: Ian Hodson (BFAWU, bakers union president), Gill Kennett, Hull councillor, Karen Reissmann (Unison NEC) and Consuelo Moreno, from the cleaners’ strikes at SOAS.

A further mass meeting had been held at Doncaster Trades and Labour club on Friday 18 April where strikers voted unanimously for a fourteen day strike – a serious escalation of the dispute. Exact dates are yet to be announced.

Meanwhile the Care UK bosses are showing complete intransigence.

Solidarity remains crucial to the strikers ability to fight and win

Rush solidarity messages and requests for speakers to:

Make cheques payable to: Doncaster, District & Bassetlaw Health Branch and send to: Jenkinson House, White Rose Way, Doncaster DN4 5GJ

Email Care UK chief executive Mike Parish to complain about the way they’re treating their workers:

Visit the strike Facebook page ‘Doncaster Supported Living Unison Strike’ click here

Follow on twitter: @StrikeUnison

1 comment

  1. Tracey Booth said:

    Solidarity to you all. True working class heroes, remember whose shoulders you stand on; Wat Tyler, The Levellers, The Tolpuddle Martyrs, The Chartists and all those who belong to the Trade Union movement.

    22 April 2014 at 6:37pm

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