Camden Unison message of support for Unite members in dispute at Amnesty

Unite members working for Amnesty are in dispute over cuts in redundancy pay and about the lack of consultation that has taken place. Our Branch Co-Chair, Phoebe Watkins, has sent them a message of support:

Dear Sisters & Brothers,

I am writing on behalf of the Camden local government branch of UNISON, with some 3,300 members, in support of the strike action members of your branch took today demanding management commit to established agreements.

I managed to visit your picket line this morning to show solidarity and support and was immensely impressed with the size of your picket line and the clear determination to win this dispute.  I am sure the level of organisation you have shown will serve  both as an inspiration to other union members in many other industries/workplaces facing similar attacks and to those workers facing the forcing downward of general workers conditions under this Con-Dem government.

Our branch is involved in a long-running dispute with the privatised parking enforcement contractor, NSL, over traffic wardens’ pay and conditions, and our hard pressed wardens show that even in the most difficult circumstances, with a vicious private equity employer, that workers can organise.  Our solidarity to others in dispute has been important to show that support across the breath of different industries is vital in building confidence for our members, and showing that where workers are united, we will never be defeated!

In the meantime, please try to keep us informed of developments in your dispute.

With best wishes for a swift and decisive victory –

In solidarity,

Phoebe Watkins 
Co-Branch Chair
59 Phoenix Road

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