In the third of our series of first-hand accounts from Unite members at St Mungo’s on why they’re voting for strike action, we meet two more members* who share their stories:
Since joining St Mungo’s, originally, as a night worker, I’ve had my annual leave cut, because senior management has re-defined the meaning of a ‘day off’. They have tried to take away our additional hours payments for working anti-social hours.
Good colleagues have been disciplined and many dismissed for minor infringements. These are people helping the most vulnerable in society and now they want to undermine our conditions through changes to junior staffing levels.
I’m voting for strike action because I’m tired of the way the people who made St Mungo’s the organisation it is are being treated.
The second member writes, I am voting “Yes” for a strike because I can see how the leadership team is behaving towards many of their dedicated, experienced staff.
Management have become “nasty” and that is affecting colleagues in an extremely negative way. When the staff are suffering so will our clients.
Unite’s industrial action ballot opened on Monday, August 5 and closes on Monday, September 2.
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* Identities anonymous to protect the member