St Mungo’s rally

Unite in St Mungo’s

Unite members at St Mungo's deserve to be treated fairly and with respect. But their employer has pushed ahead with changes that threaten jobs, working conditions and the quality of services to vulnerable rough sleepers. 

Unite is re-balloting members for strike action, after missing the legal threshold in the last ballot a by single vote.

Don't lose your voice. Vote YES to defend our jobs, skills and quality services. The ballot opened on Monday 6 January 2020 and closes on Monday 2 February. Not received your ballot paper? 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.
I’m afraid of losing my job if I take time off for being sick, so have gone into work when ill.
  • 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. 

 

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's continued intransigence, 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. 

 

flybe rescue

Thousands of Flybe employees and thousands more workers in regional airports and in the company’s supply chain will be breathing a collective sigh of relief."

Unite assistant general secretary Diana Holland