Thursday, 7 January 2010

Sod Sodexho. Please support these striking workers.

SOAS has had a campaign against Sodexho based not only on their notorious track record of allegations of racism and for their oppresive treatment of staff but also because they provide the catering for the American military in Abu Ghraib and Afghanistan. This message is a reminder to both us and them that we are watching them and will not tolerate their view on life. We must support these striking workers in any way possible. If not financial, please send them even a short message of solidarity. 

Dear Comrades and Colleagues 


These low paid workers really need funds to keep this dispute going. It has come after Christmas, which is a difficult time for many families anyway. 

Their efforts to win the pay due to them from 2006 has made a big impact in North Devon. It is an inspiration to other workers. 

Please give generously. 
Cheques to: 

North Devon Health Branch Hardship Fund 
UNISON North Devon Health Branch
Union Office, Suite 2, Munro House
North Devon District Hospital
Raleigh Park, 
North Devon
EX31 4JB  

Send messages of support to

Please raise at branch meetings and in school staffrooms if you can.

Please pass on to your email list, Facebook etc.


A luta continua!

Dave Clinch

North Devon NHS strike - please send message of support

Over 200 low paid hospital workers started two days of strike action on Tuesday, following the refusal of their employer Sodexo and the local NHS trust to implement a pay agreement dating back to 2006. During the day, with heavy snow falling, nearly all of those on strike attended the picket.

Local Unison Branch Chair (Health), Mark Harper says, "Unless there is a significant shift from the employer and the Healthcare Trust then more strike action will take place. The funds were allocated to pay our members. North Devon Healthcare Trust is one of only a few NHS Trusts not to implement the agreement."

He added "Unfortunately the employer is bringing in scab labour from Hillingdon Hospital to try to undermine the strike."

The support locally has been excellent. A rally is also being planned. 

Send messages of support to

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