Look Ahead Attacks its Workers - Unite Members Fight Back!
Unite the union’s members in Look Ahead's vital mental health services are already on low pay, having received an average pay cut of 15% less than two years ago. Yet now, their disgraceful employer is expecting them to take a further 14% pay cut.
Skilled posts are to be deleted in a service which is already stretched to the limits. Look Ahead Care and Support is notorious within the care sector for undercutting other provider on service costs to win contracts, then slashing staff terms and conditions and the quality of services in order to make the contract pay. Publicly funded service contracts are thus squeezed to make a surplus, which is then partly used for lavish executive pay rises.
The most recently available accounts for Look Ahead show 12% growth, reserves of £61 million and a £60k pay rise for their highest paid executive. Instead of providing surpluses for these huge executive salaries, public funds should be spent on ensuring decent, safe and properly staffed residential care for vulnerable members of our community. It is pure corporate greed.
But now, Unite members supported by the Housing Workers Branch are fighting back!
Come down to the rally and show your support!
Thursday, June 12th
Hackney Town Hall, Mare St, London E8 1EA (map)
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact:
Unite the Union Organiser Matthew Dore-Weeks on 07900160871
Senior Shop Steward Dominic Rollin on 0779552332.