Workers at the Sage nursing home in North London, members of United Voices of the World (UVW), struck in January and February over pay, sick pay, leave, union recognition and other issues. They will strike again on 20-21 October, with the main part of the strike on 21 October.
Sage worker Julia Veros Gonzalez told us:
“We’re striking again because we are tired of being ignored by the Sage management and trustees. Rather than doing anything for us, they have actually increased the pressure. The last months have seen a shortage of staff, making us do double the work, risking our health and the lives of the residents.
“We are asking for better pay, better conditions and union recognition — and to be treated with respect, dignity and equality. We do a very hard and very human job and we want to be valued for it!”