Unite members on strike as Capita slashes pay for 75% of staff

CapitaStaff at Capita sites across the country today begin the second of two-day’s strike action in an ongoing dispute about staff pay.

Picket lines are in place from Stirling to Bournemouth in the dispute over the derisory pay offer made by Capita which will result in a real terms pay cut for 75% of Unite members.

Unite national officer Dominic Hook said: “Unite members across the country have been given no choice but to have to stand up against the derisory pay offer made by their employer Capita. It is deeply regrettable that Capita have not returned to the negotiating table to resolve this dispute.

“Capita have thus far failed to recognise that it is the hard work and commitment of their workforce that has brought them another year of positive financial results. The pay deal on offer would result in a real terms pay cut for 75% of staff, this is unacceptable.

“In a nationwide show of strength Unite members are now staging a 48 hour strike, with the ban on overtime continuing. If Capita wishes to resolve this dispute with their workforce they must now bring positive proposals to the pay negotiations and recognise the value of their staff.”

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