Community Campaigns and Disputes

We Are With You Wigan & Leigh

Ex-NHS staff working for We Are With You in Wigan and Leigh were losing out on £150,000 during the course of the NHS Agenda for Change three year pay deal (April 2018- April 2021).

We were losing an average of £7,870 each during the course of Wigan Council's contract with We Are With You, with some of us losing out on as much as £10,974.

We work hard for We Are With You in Wigan and Leigh to ensure that local people recover from addiction, regaining health, self esteem and becoming fully functioning members of our society.

We work in this field because we care and because it's rewarding to support recovery, but we deserve to make a decent living.

We took 26 days of strike action and we won our dispute. You can find out more about our campaign here.


Alternative Futures Group (AFG)

As care Support Workers, we have gone above and beyond during the pandemic to support some of our community’s most vulnerable residents.

Despite this, our employer Alternative Futures Group (AFG) is proposing drastic cuts to our pay and conditions. This includes sick pay, holiday entitlement, sleep-in pay and bank holiday enhancements. We deserve decent pay and conditions for the exceptional job we do. We need occupational sick pay to protect the health and wellbeing of ourselves and the people we care for. 

We call on our employer, AFG, to stop proposed cuts to our pay and conditions and to pay the Foundation Living Wage to all Support Workers at AFG. 

We call on local authorities that commission AFG to take responsibility for how public funds are being spent, to ensure that our pay and conditions aren’t cut and to improve commissioning standards to ensure all care workers receive decent pay and conditions. 

And we call on members of the public to hold local councillors to account and to stand with us in our campaign for reward and recognition at work.

You can find out more and sign our petition here.


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