4,300 workers have been told they will be sacked on July 11th unless they take a pay cut and sign inferior contracts. Council leader, Royston Smith, has refused to negotiate with the unions, Unite and Unison, and has instead tried to impose cuts on workers.
The unions proposed wage freezes in return for security for jobs and services – but Royston Smith rejected these out of hand. This forced the workers into taking industrial action.
All they want is a fairer way forward – they now need your support.
It is essential that they win their dispute. If the Tory leadership at Southampton gets away with imposing pay cuts without negotiating then other councils, and indeed private sector employers, will follow suit.
Southampton workers are taking a stand but they urgently need your support: Click here for more information
Please help by making a donation to the strike fund.
Your contributions, however small, can help:
*TGWU 2/8 Strike Fund, Unity Trust Bank, Ac No: 20185358, Sort Code: 08-60-01
*NB: this is a Unite fund. A long-standing TGWU account is being used to ensure there is no delay in supporting the workers.