St Mungos Broadway strike raised in Parliament
Islington Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn has raised this Early Day Motion (EDM 394) in Parliament:
"That this House supports workers at the homeless organisation St Mungo's Broadway in defending their terms and conditions and the service that they deliver to some of the most vulnerable in our society; condemns the significant pay rises to the executive including one to the Chief Executive of over £30,000; contrasts this rise with a claim that front line pay must be removed from collective bargaining and cut by 19 per cent, thus ignoring the union representing the majority of the workforce and imposing these unnecessary changes via a retrospective consultation and following the provision of highly questionable financial information; notes that the future of supported housing should not be left in the hands of individuals who undermine front line worker pay whilst raising their own salaries and who attempt to justify this by claiming they are simply following the market; and calls on the executive and board of St Mungo's Broadway to honour their recognition agreement with Unite and act to resolve this dispute immediately."
Branch members will want to contact their MP's to ensure that they support this motion.
Currently signed by 18 MP's (updated 30 October):
Anderson, DavidLabour PartyBlaydon27.10.2014
Hopkins, KelvinLabour PartyLuton North27.10.2014
This website helps you contact your MP: just enter your postcode: https://www.writetothem.com/
Follow this link to see the artcicle in todays Guardian by a St Mungos Broadway Unite member on the strike: http://www.housingworkers.org.uk/readnews.html?con_id=121
Follow this link for letter from Islington councillor to St Mungos management: http://www.housingworkers.org.uk/readnews.html?con_id=123
Follow this link for a model letter to your MP: http://www.housingworkers.org.uk/sub-page/82/letter-to-mp.html