- Monday 17 February 2020
Sign our open letter to RSPCA CEO Chris Sherwood
RSPCA staff have voted by 73 per cent for strike action in a ‘sign or be sacked’ contract row. The ballot closed on 20 February. Next steps will be announced soon.
RSPCA staff are being forced to sign detrimental new contracts which strip them of contractual sick pay, maternity pay and other allowances – a move which will leave them thousands of pounds a year worse off.
No worker should be forced into signing their contractual rights away or into making themselves poorer.
Help support RSPCA workers. Add your name to our open letter to RSPCA CEO, Chris Sherwood. Tell him to respect your staff and our union.
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Sign our open letter
Dear Mr Sherwood,
I’m writing to express my strong disapproval over your treatment of RSPCA staff, and their union, Unite.
It is deeply disappointing that you have resorted to imposing detrimental contractual changes, rather than negotiating with the union. The new contracts you have imposed and which remove contractual sick pay, maternity pay and other allowances will leave workers worse off. No worker should be forced into signing away their contractual rights. And it’s never right to scare staff to comply with a ‘sign or be sacked’ ultimatum.
I stand in solidarity with RSPCA workers of Unite and support their campaign to get the new contracts stopped. I’m urging you to re-think and re-open talks with Unite.
It’s time to show your staff the respect they deserve. It’s time to listen.