UK homeless charity St Mungo’s staff strike over pitiful 2.25% pay rise dispute

Homeless charity St Mungo’s is facing a month-long strike from its workers, starting today, as employees protest against what they contemplate an inadequate pay enhance. Unite union members will form picket traces exterior the charity’s workplaces in London, Brighton, Bristol, and Oxford. According to the union, the staff are “taking a stand” following a “pitiful” offer of a 2.25% pay rise.
The dispute revolves round pay for the 2021/22 financial 12 months. St Mungo’s claims it has already applied a 1.75% enhance to salaries for that year, but Unite is demanding a backdated and consolidated 10% rise. The charity argues that meeting this request for the last and present financial year would value a total of £9.7 million, rendering it financially unviable. St Mungo’s additionally notes that eligible staff have received an average 5.5% improve for the 2022/23 financial yr, with some also receiving a £700 (30,000 baht) cost to assist with dwelling costs.
Bargain said…
“Charity employees who must be on the streets helping the homeless have reached a breaking point.”
She added that management’s determination to offer a meagre 2.25% pay rise has “spectacularly backfired.”

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