Why we’re striking again – and why we need your support!

Meeting ID: 861 7181 9812
Password: Strike1
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86171819812?pwd=aUFUNHY0eE9ic0EzS05QMmI4c0xZdz09

Wednesday 15 July, 11.30am

Glen Williams Chair, Unison Local Government Service Group
Nadia Whittome MP Nottingham East, Labour
Lord John Hendy QC
Richard Burgon MP Leeds East

Thursday 16 July, 11.30am

Dianne Abbott MP Hackney North
Christine McAnea Asst. General Secretary, Unison
Kevin Courtney General Secretary, National Education Union
Matt Wrack General Secretary Fire Brigades Union
Ben Gurney South East Regional Secretary, Trade Union Congress
Councillor Tariq Khan St Peter’s Ward

On 6 July, Mayor Biggs used Thatcherite tactics to impose a new contract on thousands of workers. The new contract tears up our terms and conditions.

After a hugely successful round of action, we are will be taking three more days of strike action – from Wednesday 15th to Friday 17th July.

Despite his faint praise for essential workers, Biggs has imposed worse terms and conditions on us. Hundreds joined our picket lines and took part in solidarity rallies.

We have the support of Dave Prentis, our general secretary, and our local MP, Apsana Begum. Now eleven councillors have signed an open letter against Tower Rewards.

Biggs is under pressure. You can’t clap for key workers then slap them in the face. You can’t say Black Lives Matter, take money out of their back pocket.

Support the strikes, reverse Tower Rewards!

Read our updated strikers FAQs here: Why we’re still striking against Tower Rewards

Join our socially distanced picket lines (from 8am):
We will be having socially distant picket protests at a number of locations across the borough. Come and support us at:

  • Albert Jacobs House (62 Roman Rd, E2 0PG)
  • John Onslow House (1 Ewart Place, E3 5EQ)
  • Mile End Hospital (Beaumont House, E1 4DG)
  • Mulberry Place (5 Clove Crescent, E14 1SA)
  • Poplar Idea Store (Chrisp St Market, E14 0EA)
  • Tower Hamlets Car Pound (Commercial Rd)
  • Tower Hamlets Transport and Refuse Depot (Silvocea Way, E14 0JJ)*
  • Whitechapel Idea Store (E1 1BU)

*From 5am

Donate to our strike fund:

  • Account Number: 41020890
  • Sort Code: 60-83-01

 

Message of Solidarity