Socialist Worker

Fremantle care workers strike again in north London

by Helen Davies, branch chair, Barnet Unison (pc)
Issue No. 2061

Around 200 residential and daycare workers working for Fremantle in Barnet, north London, struck for 24 hours on Monday and Tuesday of this week. This follows another 24 hour strike earlier this month.

If anything the strike was even stronger this time. The mainly women workers, who are in the Unison union, struck after being told that their contracts would be ripped up and rewritten, leading to 30 percent wage cuts.

These are former council staff who had been transferred under Tupe regulations. Managers were taking photos of strikers in a bid to intimidate them. More action is now being discussed.

Phone messages of support to Barnet Unison on 020 8359 2088


If you enjoy Socialist Worker, please consider giving to our annual appeal to make sure we can maintain and develop our online and print versions of Socialist Worker. Go here for details and to donate.

Article information

News
Tue 24 Jul 2007, 18:14 BST
Issue No. 2061
Share this article


Tags



Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.