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Saturday, 8 June 2013

Rochdale care workers strike back against pay cuts

115 UNISON members employed by NHS spin off Future Directions, a social care company, started a 48 hour strike at 8am this morning (Saturday). The action was initially due to take place a fortnight ago but was blocked by a last minute injunction which the employer secured under the anti union laws. Branch Secretary Helen Harrison said ‘our members provide a vital service to vulnerable adults living in Rochdale. They do a tough job, and now they are being asked to do it for even less money, on worse terms and conditions. Some of our members may lose their homes because of these drastic cuts. They care deeply about the services they provide, but have no choice but to take this strike action’