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Gwalia care workers: ‘We need to strike again’

by Tomas Evans
Issue No. 2404

The picket line at Janner House

The picket line at Janner House (Pic: Tomas Evans)

Residential care and support workers in Neath Port Talbot, south Wales, struck on Tuesday of last week against Gwalia Group’s attacks on jobs, pay and conditions.

The strike, by Unison union members, began at 7pm with a lively picket line at the Dan y Bryn residential care home.

“We’ve had a brilliant turnout on the picket line,” one striker told Socialist Worker

“Three workers on exceptions negotiated by Unison and management [to provide emergency cover] came out during their break to picket.”

Up to 100 workers and supporters turned up to a lunchtime strike rally on Wednesday. Unison rep Alan told Socialist Worker, “We’ve decided to organise lunchtime meetings for the battles coming our way.

“We finally made the Unison leadership agree to back anyone that faces victimisation as a result of striking.

“Everyone at the rally decided that we need to strike again.”



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Tue 20 May 2014, 20:06 BST
Issue No. 2404
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