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Ken Loach criticises Shelter

 
May 22nd 2009
 

Award-winning film director Ken Loach has urged its supporters to stop donating to Shelter until a pay dispute within the large charity is resolved. The director of the TV drama Cathy Come Home, a long-term supporter of Shelter, has thrown his backing behind the staff after they voted on 22nd February to strike over pay and conditions. Managers have demanded Shelter's staff work an extra two-and-a-half hours a week without pay, thus saving £1,700 per person over the year, in order that Shelter can compete with the larger private-sector companies providing some of the same services. Chief executive Adam Sampson emailed all his staff, saying: "Those who decide that they are not prepared to work under the new arrangements will, with regret, be issued with notices of dismissal."
 
 
 

March 2008

 

Contents

Tuberculosis is back and growing fast

Opposition to Endell Street hostel

Shelter report: shocking claims on gatekeeping

St Patrick's closing for refurbishment

It must have been cold

Return due at St Martin's

Inquest into Polish man's death

Police violence under investigation

Ken Loach criticises Shelter

Tory MP Philip Davies gets his hands dirty - yes, really

Fancy joining a choir?

Homeless academy

Southall suburban helpline

Poverty and poetry

Victory for toothless man

Laugh, I nearly did

New play from Cardboard Citizens: Woyzeck

What to look out for with TB

Are you on CHAIN? - a response

Crisis critique - a response

Hospital discharge

What to do if you're gay and homeless?

 

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