Branch Secretary :

Unite @ Sanctuary Members Update

Members working at Sanctuary Care have received a letter from Sanctuary management stating, among other things, that:

  • the consultation has concluded;

  • new contracts will be issued in November;

  • if staff accept the changes, they should sign and return one copy of the letter; and

  • if staff don't accept the changes, they should write back and let them know.


The deadline for responding to the letter is the 1st August 2019.


The Unite reps and Housing Workers Branch strongly advises members against signing and returning the letter. The strategy unanimously agreed at the last meeting was:

  • Continue to reject the detrimental changes proposed by Sanctuary;

  • Take out a collective grievance against Sanctuary;

  • Organise a delegation to meet with local MP Clive Efford; and

  • Organise a protest against Sanctuary.


A draft letter is available here which can be used to respond to Lucy Evans.


We will also write to Neil Quinn, Sanctuary Care's Director of HR, outlining that our members have rejected the proposed changes and asking for a collective meeting with branch officers present.


Finally, not all of our members have provided email addresses or phone numbers. It is really important that you talk to as many people in your workplace and provide them with a copy of the letter to use. It could also be used to encourage non-members to join by showing them how Unite helps.


Please feel free to get in touch with Branch Secretary Suzanne Muna, or with Nick Auvache from our Branch if you have any questions.


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