The Northwest Probation and CAFCASS branch of UNISON send their support to Unison Members at Future Directions on their 5 days of action.
From 8 am on Sunday, 25th August 2013 more than 100 workers will undertake 5 days of strike action sending Future Directions a clear message that the fight against the substantial cuts to their pay and terms and conditions has not gone away. This action comes on top of 14 days of strike action already taken in recent months.
Future Directions CIC which is a company owned by Calderstones NHS Trust bid for the contract to provide supportive living services from Rochdale Council, knowing that to make the contract viable they would need to make financial cuts as soon as they were awarded the contract. Future Directions are looking to expand their business and bid for more contracts at the expense of the workers who continue to deliver care to vulnerable adults, taking advantage of the fact that these workers care about the work they do and the people they work with.
UNISON is calling on Future Directions CIC to enter into meaningful negotiations with a view to resolving this ongoing dispute.