Branch Secretary : suz.muna.unite@gmail.com
  

Strike ballot at St Mungos

STRIKE BALLOT AT ST MUNGO'S HOMELESS CHARITY AS ACAS TALKS FAIL

 

Unite has expressed disappointment at the collapse of talks at ACAS to resolve the dispute over the changes to terms and conditions at the St Mungo's homeless charity and will now move to ballot its members for industrial action.

 

More than 500 Unite members working at St Mungo's across the South East, London, Brighton and Bristol will be balloted to strike starting Aug 5 and closing Sept 9.

 

Staffing cap

 

The dispute centres around the charity's move to tear up the union-negotiated junior staffing cap agreement and the replacement of experienced project workers with lower paid assistant positions.

 

Unite regional officer, Tabusam Ahmed, said: "Our members genuinely fear that if St Mungo's gets away with this, then the service will suffer. Over the last year we've seen a huge amount of restructuring within the service."

 

Professionalism

 

"This strike ballot is about protecting the integrity and professionalism our members' jobs and the service provided to some of the country's most vulnerable people."

 

For information on St Mungos and deportation see here

 

St Mungo's was started in London in 1969 by volunteers providing soup for the homeless. The charity, based at Tower Hill, provides nightly refuge and support for around 3,000 homeless people across the UK.

 

30 July 2019

 

 

POST A COMMENT!

Before Posting

We welcome debate and discussion on our website, but we also want an open, respectful, inclusive space in which forms of abuse or personal attack will not be tolerated. Comments will be moderated and will be removed if they are found to be unduly offensive. You should also be very careful in posting information about your employer. Employers do visit the website and if you think a comment could get you into trouble for releasing confidential or sensitive information, or for bringing the employer into disrepute, please do not post it. It remains your individual responsibility to ensure that what you post is appropriate. Please therefore just give a moment's thought to what you are saying. The types of comments that are likely to be moderated are:


  • Personal abuse or attacks on an individual.
  • Information which breaches another person's right to confidentiality.
  • The use of offensive language, including swear words, or language which is racist, sexist, or otherwise breaches equalities standards.
  • Anything that might place the Branch or the wider union in legal jeopardy.
  • Adverts or information which is posted for commercial gain.

* Name
* Email (will not be published)
Website
Comment
* field is required