Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Support Devon strikers

More than 200 UNISON members working for Sodexo at the North Devon NHS Trust started a two-day strike at midnight last night over the company's and trust's refusal to pay them Agenda for Change wages due three years ago.

The industrial action, voted for by 97% of members on a 71% turn-out, follows on the heels of the workers organising themselves to campaign for what they're owed over the last few months.

UNISON membership has risen from 45 to 213 between June last year and the end of 2009, and the workers have an organising committee of five stewards.

This sort of action arises from the spread of privatisation in our public services and shows the folly of delivering public services for private profit.

Messages of support and financial donations can be sent to the branch at;

UNISON Branch North Devon District Hospital Suite 2 Munro House Raleigh Park Barnstaple EX31 4JB

email: unisonhealthndevon@hotmail.co.uk

Details on the Unison website


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