Doncaster Care UK workers strike again 18,19,20,21 April. Join Saturday’s demo in solidarity

13 April 2014

Join the solidarity demonstration 11am, this Saturday 19 April, Civic Square, Waterdale, Doncaster

The former NHS workers in Doncaster, who work with adults with learning disabilities, and are employed by Care UK are set to strike again over the bank holiday weekend.

They face cuts to weekend pay rates, holiday and sick pay which will amount to huge attack on their wages. On top of this they have had no pay rise for five years.

1625538_10152348941177743_946536102_nA solidarity demonstration, called by Doncaster People’s Assembly is taking place at 11am on Saturday 19 April, assembling outside the Civic offices on Waterdale.

The strikers are calling on trade unionists and supporters from around the country to join them on the day.

On Saturday 12 April a protest was held outside the Fat Face store at Orchard Square in Sheffield. Fat Face is owned by the huge multinational Bridgepoint Capital which owns Care UK.

Bridgepoint also have huge stakes in Pret a Manger, Virgin Active, Leeds-Bradford airport and many more. The message of the protest was that will continue to embarrass brands on the Bridgepoint portfolio until Care UK stop attacking their staff.

Unite the Resistance is calling for similar protests to be set up around the country

The Doncaster workers have so far held a total of sixteen days of strikes. They have received an impressive level of solidarity from trade union branches and workplace collections totalling something like £20,000.

Strikers have been getting out to speak at union branches and meetings around the country to raise solidarity.

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Because of Care UK’s intransigence and the number of days of strikes the workers have been forced to take they need solidarity. Rush solidarity messages and requests for speakers to:

admin@unison-dab.org.uk

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: mike.parish@careuk.com

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

Follow on twitter: @StrikeUnison

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