31 July 2014
Having held 34 days of strikes over a major attack on their contracts workers at Doncaster Care UK are now set to strike for two weeks over their pay claim from 29 July – 12 August.
The company has offered workers an insulting quarter of a percent pay increase from October. The lowest grades in the company are not paid a living wage.
On their facebook page the strikers say:
“The strike started at 7am on the 29th July outside the Care UK office and was a resounding success. Morale is sky high and the only blues were in the sky the sun shone and the deck chairs were out.
In a significant development we were joined by people who had not been on strike before particularly some new directly employed Care UK staff who were made very welcome by the experienced strikers.
We would remind all Care UK staff who are members of Unison or who join Unison that legally they can join the strike at any time and they will also be made welcome and will receive strike pay and hardship pay as well.
This is a fight for decent pay and a decent living for all staff to enable us to concentrate on the people who we support and rely on us for our support, skills and experience.
Many trade unionists have sent donations from their union branches. Solidarity is now as crucial as ever. Back the Care UK strikers in their struggle with bullying bosses.
Send donations, solidarity messages and requests for strikers to speak at meetings to firstname.lastname@example.org Make cheques payable to ‘Doncaster, District & Bassetlaw Health Branch’ and send to: Jenkinson House, White Rose Way, Doncaster DN4 5GJ
Here is a leaflet to use, click here to download the pdf: