Running Time: 11 mins 2 secs
Care workers and cleaners at Sage Nursing Home in Golders Green, North London, strike for three days over their poverty wages and awful terms and conditions – in a nursing home with billionaires on the board of trustees.
The workers, members of the United Voices of the World Union (UVW), speak of the bullying atmosphere, the complete lack of protection given to them during the pandemic (including no sick pay) and the long hours and hard work they have to do for just £9.60 an hour – less than the London Living Wage.
Workers are demanding £12 an hour, and parity with NHS workers on sick pay, holidays and pensions, as well as unsocial hours payments and union recognition.
The numerous messages of solidarity shows how much support this critically important dispute has across the labour movement – and the strikers’ determination shows that they win this dispute, a victory which would send shock waves through the whole care sector.
Next strike days: February 8 -12. Click here for ways to support the strike.