Alternative Futures Group support workers begin the fightback

Support workers begin their fightback against the Alternative Futures Group and their attempts to slash wages.

Submitted by working class … on March 22, 2012

With reference to the attempts by the Alternative Futures Group to slash the pay of their support workers.

Support workers facing pay cuts at the hands of Alternative Futures Group need your solidarity. On Friday the 30th of March a Unison branch AGM will be held at AFG’s head office, Lion Court (in Kings Business Centre, Prescott, L34 1BN), AFG support workers are calling for a demonstration against pay cuts outside the building from 1pm till 3pm.

If you can’t make the demonstration, please consider calling or e-mailing Alternative Futures Group during the demonstration and letting them know that you oppose the pay cuts they are imposing on us.

Contact details for head office are:

Tel 0151 489 5501
Fax 0151 481 4818

Email: [email protected]

Neil Campbell (Chief executive of AFG): [email protected]

Gill Dolan (Director of Operations): [email protected]

You may want to ask why Alternative Futures Group is cutting the pay of its lowest paid employees while continuing to pay Chief Executive Neil Campbell over ten times the wage of a support worker (in excess of £140,000 per year) in salary and an undisclosed sum in bonuses, why AFG’s Human Resources department have been making repeated threats of dismissal against support workers who speak out against the company or why a charity that, according its own accounts, ended the last financial year with a budget surplus of £15 million now claims to be at risk of going bankrupt if it doesn’t cut £5.1 million from its budget.

Unison members at the organisation have voted in favour of strike action in indicative ballot on industrial action. An official ballot should follow.

See this thread in our forums on the dispute, including some of the workers, here.

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