Information circulated by Unite the Union
Twenty-three low-paid security guards at the Royal Berkshire Hospital are braving the picket lines for a further 20 days throughout January and February in their fight for pay justice.
Can you help our Unite members by sharing your messages of support and solidarity on Twitter and Facebook this THURSDAY 14 JANUARY at 11:00, when they’re on the picket line? (Please see details below).
The last thing our members want to do is strike, especially in the middle of a global health crisis, but their employer Kingdom Services Group Ltd with its £100m a year turnover, has left them with no other option.
Our members have been on the frontline, risking their lives throughout the pandemic. But despite this, Kingdom Service, is cynically using the cover of Covid to deny them a fair and decent pay rise. These workers aren’t asking for much, they just want a wage they can live on. Kingdom has not lost any money because of the pandemic with this hospital contract, it’s actually made money. It can easily afford to do the decent thing and pay them the modest £12p/h they’ve asked for.
GET INVOLVED IN THE DAY OF SOCIAL MEDIA ACTION: THURSDAY 14 JANUARY 11AM
Please help by sending your messages of support and solidarity to our members on the picket line via social media TOMORROW (14 January at 11am).
Don’t forget to include the hashtags #WeAreKingdom #Strikefor12 and include the company in your Tweets @KingdomSGL and @unitetheunionunion (on Twitter) and @KingdomServicesGroup@unitetheunion1 (on Facebook) so that more people see it.
Ask your friends and family to get involved too.
Even better if you could record a short video message of solidarity and post it on your channels or take a picture holding a sign saying WE SUPPORT ROYAL BERKSHIRE HOSPITAL SECURITY STAFF.
You can download and share the graphic in this email on your social channels too. (right click on image and save as)
NB: Sample Tweet/ Facebook: We support the Royal Berkshire security staff strike. @KingdomSGL it’s time to pay your security workers a wage they can live. #WeAreKingdom #Strikefor12