Monday, 15 December 2014

Unite Shelter Strike

Members at Shelter ready to go out on strike


Unite members at Shelter get set for strike action next week from Tuesday 16 December. The advice and support workers are angry over the imposition of a new pay scale at the charity which will lead to pay cuts of up to £5,000 for new starters, with the pay of current frontline staff only being guaranteed until 2016.
In addition to pay cuts for new frontline staff, the proposed pay changes have left the charity open to accusations of creating a two tier workforce. The new pay scale only affects frontline staff and will see some advice workers earning several thousands of pounds less than non-frontline colleagues working on the same grade elsewhere in the charity.
Shelter’s main offices in London, Glasgow and Sheffield as well as smaller ones in cities such as Manchester and Bristol will be affected by the three day strike, which starts at 00:01 hours Tuesday 16 December and concludes at 23:59 hours on Thursday 18 December.
What can you do to help?
Please support members on the picket lines at:
Shelter London - 88 Old St, EC1V 9HU

Shelter London - 4 Garrett Street, EC1Y 0TY

Shelter Bristol - New Bond House, Bond Street, BS2 9AG

Shelter Sheffield - Furnival House, 48 Furnival Gate, S1 4QP

Shelter Manchester - Victoria House, 5 Samuel Ogden Street, M1 7AX

Shelter Glasgow - Breckenridge House, 274 Sauchiehall St, G2 3EH

Shelter Dundee, 1 Courthouse Square, DD1 1NH

Shelter Edinburgh -  4th floor, Scotiabank House, 6 South Charlotte Street, EH2 4AW

Shelter Truro - Palace Building, Quay Street, TR1 2HE
Other ways to support this campaign:
  • You can write to Campbell Robb, Chief Executive, Shelter, 88 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HU, or email him at
  • Leaving a message on our Facebook page at or on Twitter @uniteatshelter 
  • Donate to the Shelter Hardship Fund by sending a cheque payable to TGWU (ACTSS) 1/0524 Central London Branch to: Mary O'Brien, Branch Secretary,174 Parkside Avenue Romford Essex RM1 4NP. Or pay directly to: Sort Code 08 60 01 Account No 30010808. Please mark all payments Shelter Hardship Fund.

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