Protesters in Southampton campaign against care worker pay cuts

Protesters campaign against care worker pay cuts

Protesters campaign against care worker pay cuts

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

CAMPAIGNERS turned out in force in support of co-workers facing paycuts.

Protestors took to Care UK's Southampton office in Millbrook Road East to support care workers in Doncaster who face 35 per cent pay cuts as a result of new contracts.

Maggie Harding, chairman of Southampton Keep Our NHS Public, and Tomasa Bullen, Chair of Southampton People’s Assembly Against Austerity, said: “We are immensely encouraged by the response of motorists, very many of whom have hooted to show their support for the NHS.

"We call upon Care UK to withdraw the contract they are seeking to impose upon the Doncaster care workers and put decent pay and conditions for their employees before the profit motive.

"This is not only the mark of a good employer: it also shows concern for the people who will be receiving care from their employees.

“Care UK runs a number of services in Southampton, including operating theatres at the Royal South Hants Hospital, and has recently won the contract for the Minor Injuries Unit there. We call upon it to treat all its workers decently.”

A letter from Southampton Keep Our NHS Public and Southampton People’s Assembly Against Austerity was handed in to the Care UK office.

 

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12:52am Sun 8 Jun 14

southy says...

Well done guys keep up the good work
Well done guys keep up the good work southy
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4:56pm Tue 10 Jun 14

ember1 says...

I am one ov the care workers from doncaster thank you so much for your support we believe we are all striking for wat we believe to be a justified cause against care uk viciously attacking our terms n conditions also we need to protect our service users wich are like family to us n vice versa from unfamiliar staff some with little or no training who got there job through a phone interview or attending a open day we are x NHS staff most with 20 to 30 years plus experience high quality training n knowlage we don't expect a oat rise but just need to keep wat we have earned over n ant years ov dedicated hard wk csre uk says it values it's front line staff well in reality it is cutting front line staffs pay by 35 percent oh and it has given our sltm qualified staff a pay rise ov 2.000 how does that work any pay increase should be across the board I am discussed and ashamed to say I have inherited employment with this proffetiering company n I will be seeing them in court
I am one ov the care workers from doncaster thank you so much for your support we believe we are all striking for wat we believe to be a justified cause against care uk viciously attacking our terms n conditions also we need to protect our service users wich are like family to us n vice versa from unfamiliar staff some with little or no training who got there job through a phone interview or attending a open day we are x NHS staff most with 20 to 30 years plus experience high quality training n knowlage we don't expect a oat rise but just need to keep wat we have earned over n ant years ov dedicated hard wk csre uk says it values it's front line staff well in reality it is cutting front line staffs pay by 35 percent oh and it has given our sltm qualified staff a pay rise ov 2.000 how does that work any pay increase should be across the board I am discussed and ashamed to say I have inherited employment with this proffetiering company n I will be seeing them in court ember1
  • Score: 2

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