Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Council Workers Dispute from Unite

You’d be lost without them!

Dear Unite member,
Unite council workers are asking you for your support ahead of the strike ballot, which opens next week (11 June), to win a better pay deal.
Our members are determined to make a stand over this year’s 1% pay freeze – that is four years of real pay cuts - and deserve all our support in this fight for fair pay.
These are low paid workers who work hard to provide vital services and keep our communities clean and a safe place to live. They empty our bins, keep our streets clean and safe, maintain our roads and footpaths, provide care for our children and the elderly, provide youth services and library facilities, protect the homeless and vulnerable and so much more – you’d be lost without them!
They are fed up with the government treating them like they are at the bottom of the pile – we must put an end to poverty pay.
Unite is urging all members to vote YES. Please help spread the word – share this information and ten reasons why council workers must VOTE YES!
New campaign materials (leaflet, poster and stickers) promoting vote YES for strike action are now on our website and printed copies are being sent to regions for wider distribution.
How you can help:
  • Tell your local councillors why you support local government workers having a decent pay rise. Ask your friends and family to lobby their councillors too. We have made it really easy – it takes 30 seconds and you just need to know your postcode!
  • Show your support - sign the joint union petition - local government workers need a decent pay rise
  • Join the TUC national demonstration – Britain Needs a Pay Rise - Saturday, 18 October 2014, London. Mark your calendar now! More details coming soon.
Don’t forget to keep up to date by visiting the Unite website.
In solidarity

Fiona Farmer,
Unite national officer. 

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