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Thursday 11th
posted by Morning Star in Britain

Hundreds of workers at housing charity Shelter are set to walk out for three days next week in opposition to bosses’ plans to slash their pay.

Union Unite said its 400 members at the charity will walk out on Tuesday over potential £5,000 cuts to their wages. Two-thirds of workers backed action.

Shelter’s offices in London, Glasgow, Sheffield, Manchester and Bristol will be among those affected.

The union accuses Shelter of planning to create a two-tier workforce. Unite regional officer Peter Storey said: “Our members care deeply about the help they give and the people they support.

“They are fearful that cut-rate pay will lead to a cut-rate organisation as managers struggle to recruit experienced replacements on the new lower rates of pay.

“Shelter’s frontline support and advice workers are the lifeblood of the charity and deserve better than pay cuts while those with huge salaries at the top see their pay protected.”




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