UVW members, care, domestic and maintenance workers at Sage Nursing home in North London have declared a huge victory after a protracted 17 month dispute over poverty pay and decent working conditions. The workers will receive the London Living Wage, resulting in a minimum pay rise of 11% and all other staff a rise of 5%, at the start of next month.
On hearing the news, Bile, senior care worker at Sage and UVW executive committee member, said: “We went above and beyond to stand for what we deserve. We know that none of us acting alone can achieve success and we understand that there is still a way to go. We need to correct the legacy of past injustice and insist upon the will to change. Let there be work, bread, water, and water for all!”