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Unite in St Mungo’s

Talks aimed at resolving a long running dispute between Unite and St Mungo's mediated by Acas have collapsed. 

Unite is now balloting members for strike action. The ballot opened on Monday 5 August and closes on Monday 9 September. If you haven't received your ballot paper by Thursday 8 August, please email smbunite@unitetheunion.org

I cannot be confident that there will not be restructuring which will result in good, hard working project workers losing their jobs or having their salaries cut.
  • They still want to rip up the six year old union-negotiated junior staffing cap agreement - a move that will lead to lower paid junior assistants replacing experienced project workers.
  • They're still sticking with a punitive sickness policy –a policy which effectively punishes staff for being sick.
  • They're still refusing to take action to curb the draconian use of discipline, despite Helen Gilles admitting there’s a problem.
  • They've still cut annual leave for a significant number of members.
  • They're still refusing to provide employee lists to Unite for collective bargaining purposes.
  • They've still refused to row back on docking the pay of employees attending union meetings. 
  • They still refuse to recognise that working with immigration enforcement teams damaged the charity's professional integrity and risked the safety of outreach teams. 

For a full briefing of all the issues still in dispute, please read the Unite in St Mungo's newsletter July 2019. For Unite's position on the junior staffing cap plans please read this bulletin

A message to members

Unite now needs you to vote YES to defend your jobs, working conditions and ultimately the service you deliver. 

Strike action is always a last resort. We will only ever trigger a ballot when all avenues of negotiation have been exhausted. And with senior management refusing to budge, that time is now. 

I cannot be confident that there will not be restructuring which will result in good, hard working project workers losing their jobs or having their salaries cut.

Unite now needs you to vote YES to defend your jobs, working conditions and ultimately the service you deliver. 

Strike action is always a last resort. We will only ever trigger a ballot when all avenues of negotiation have been exhausted. And with senior management refusing to budge, that time is now. 

Send a message to the board chair of St Mungo's.

Tell the chair of the board, Robert Napier what it’s really like to work for St Mungo’s, and why you would vote ‘yes’ for strike action to protect your T&Cs.

 

For #RealChange #GE2019 #ForTheMany

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