It was rather damp from the rain but a very lively and colourful picket line with even its own PA music system.
One Housing Group (click on the label below for the various posts I have made over the years about this organisation) have a surplus (aka "profit" in the housing association world) of £35.8 million this year. Their CEO has taken a £31,000 pay increase while at the same time they are making their front line care and support workers take pay cuts of up to £8,000. One Housing claim that they are being forced to slash wages due to government cuts. I get this - but the pay and privileges of the Senior Management Team remains the same or even increases? Why can't vulnerable low paid staff have decent protections?
They have now had 9 days of strike action and the last day (so far) of strike action will be on Monday 9 September. The picket line is less than 3 minutes walk from Chalk Farm underground station (Northern Line).
Picture of Unite Executive Council member, Kingsley Abrams, speaking to the picket line.