When: Thursday, 26 June
Where: Under the arches - Daw Room, Devon County Hall
UNISON Devon County Branch is calling on Members and Supporters to come together in a show of force on 26 June to lobby Devon County Council’s scrutiny meeting over the council’s decision to close 20 residential homes.
As you have probably seen, this issue has received an enormous amount of coverage in the media – both on TV, radio and in the newspapers.
The Branch has vowed to fight the council’s decision, which will leave over 400 vulnerable adults with an uncertain future and will see over 1,000 council employees lose their jobs, the vast majority of which are low paid women.
Branch Secretary Steve Ryles says;
We need to pull out all the stops and help the Branch show the council that we are a force to be reckoned with and we will not stop banging the drum about their decision - which is morally wrong and based on inaccurate attendance figures and related costs.
To help make as bigger impact as possible, the Branch will supply members with UNISON banners and ‘Save our care homes!’ placards, which can be collected from Branch office on the day.
It also looks certain that this issue will be further debated - for the final time - at cabinet on 9 July. So, again, if you can save this date in your diary and meet us at 10am under the arches by the Daw Room that would be great.
By keeping this issue high on the media’s agenda, we can continue to apply pressure to the council and show them that UNISON members and the general public want to keep these vital services in-house and not exposed to the vagaries of the private sector.
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