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Protest supports striking Rochdale care workers

Issue No. 2360

Striking care workers in the Unison union in Rochdale held a march and rally last Saturday to protest against pay cuts and slashed terms and conditions.

Their employer, Future Directions, proposes wage cuts of up to £10,000, cutting sick pay and holidays. 

It has tried to get an injunction against a strike through the courts.

Despite this workers have taken five days of legal strikes, with more to come. The branch will need support to sustain action.

Unison’s national conference last week passed an emergency motion calling on branches to support members in Rochdale. 

Conference declared its solidarity with the strikers, pledged full union backing and made an immediate donation of £5,000 to the strike fund.

Send messages of support and donations to Helen Harrison, branch secretary, Rochdale Unison, 46 Richard Street, Rochdale, OL11 1DU. Cheques payable to Rochdale Unison

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Tue 2 Jul 2013, 17:43 BST
Issue No. 2360
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