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Hundreds of care workers and supporters march in Yorkshire

Issue No. 2369

Over 200 care workers and their supporters were applauded by local people as they marched up Yorkshire Street in Rochdale on Thursday of last week. 

The march, organised by the Unison union, was in support of care workers in dispute with their employer, Future Directions. 

They have taken 19 days of solid strikes against a new contract which was imposed in April.

This cut basic pay, sick pay and payments for unsociable hours.

Unison branches sent delegations to the march and anti bedroom tax campaigners joined it.

Heather Wakefield, head of Unison local government, praised strikers’ courage and said, “This is a dispute we must win”. 

Send messages of support to Helen.Harrison@rochdale.gov.uk and donations to Rochdale UNISON, 46 Richard Street, Rochdale OL11 1DU.

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Tue 3 Sep 2013, 18:26 BST
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