Gas and care workers start the new year with strikes

British Gas/Centrica

On 7th January, around 7,000 gas and electrical engineers at British Gas/Centrica are due to come out on strike after the GMB union’s ballot passed the government’s anti-union threshold and received an 89% vote from members in favour of strike action. This is in response to massive pay cuts (originally 20% but ‘negotiated’ down to 10%) and threats from management to fire and re-hire workers who refuse to knuckle under to these attacks.
More info on GMB website

UVW Care Workers and cleaners at SAGE
Care workers and cleaners at Service to the Aged (SAGE) nursing home in North London will walk out on 15th January against poverty wages and poor treatment. Currently on between £8.72 and £9.60 an hour, the workers are demanding £12 an hour and parity with NHS annual leave and sick pay entitlements.

Background info on the strike here
UVW strike crowdfunding page

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