Care workers demand parity with NHS

Submitted by AWL on 9 February, 2021 - 6:49 Author: Ollie Moore
Sage strike

Workers at the Sage care home in north London struck again from 4-8 February, following an initial strike on 15-17 January, as they seek to win wages of £12/hour, and parity with NHS staff on conditions such as sick pay and annual leave allowance. Safely distanced picket lines were held outside their workplace.

In a video published on the United Voices of the World union’s Twitter feed, striking worker Bile said: “We are once again on strike, for a living wage, better sick pay, better annual leave, better overtime when we are at work, for a better life. We are tired of working long, long hours. We are here after thinking about it for a long time. We went through all the channels. But we’ve had to go on strike to be listened to. We’re on strike because we want equality for care workers. We want parity with the NHS.”

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