Senior social workers have voted 100% in favour of strike action
Senior Practitioners in Social Care Direct for Children’s Services have voted to strike in a dispute in which the Council has failed to deal with a collective grievance over forced changes in the workplace within a reasonable timescale. The ballot closed today with 100% of the workforce voting and all in favour of strike action.
Members submitted a collective grievance in February 2023 regarding changes being enforced without consultation. We still await an outcome to the grievance despite assurances of one being imminent in September 2023.
The pension fund uses the contributions it receives, from the employer and from your wages, to make investments. These include huge investments in Lockheed Martin, which arms the Israeli Defense Forces, and Caterpillar, which provides bulldozers used to flatten Gaza.
Council workers concerned with the situation in Palestine can be a powerful voice. Sign below to send the message to the pension fund—divest now!