25 October 2014
More than 500 Unite members who work for St Mungo’s Broadway returned to work on Friday following a fantastic seven day strike that shook the St Mungo’s Broadway bosses.
19 different picket lines, protests which targeted eight local authorities and two big lively protests outside St Mungo’s Broadway head offices at Griffin House in Hammersmith.
Councillors in Islington, Hackney and Camden showed their support for the protests and councillors in Islington and Hackney have now written to St Mungos’ Broadway to raise their concerns about workers’ treatment.
A meeting in parliament last Tuesday night on ‘The Crisis in Social Care’ was hosted by Barnet Unison, with strikers from the St Mungo’s Broadway, Your Choice Barnet and Care UK disputes. It was addressed by MPs Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell.
The union has recruited in the course of the strike and there are now 660 people in the union.
A members meeting is being held on Tuesday evening for them to decide their next steps.
They urgently need your support to help with hardship payments during this strike action:
Please donate to the campaign as follows:
· By BACS: Account Name: Unite Housing Workers Branch LE1111, Account No: 20040639, Sort Code: 08-60-01.
· By cheque made out to the Unite Housing Workers Branch LE1111, Unite LE1111, and sent to PO Box 66701, London E11 9FB.
Please mark all donations ‘St Mungos Broadway Campaign Funds’. Please also pass on this appeal to your own contacts.
You can follow the dispute on the twitter feed: @smbunite
Email messages of support to: firstname.lastname@example.org