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Strike ballot at St Mungos



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."




"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




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