Suddenly everyone is talking about trade unions in the struggle over who will bear the brunt of the cost of living crisis. So it’s only fitting we speak to someone at the forefront of organising a local dispute between workers and employers, part of a wave of workplace unrest taking place across the country.
Josh Connor is a local organiser for trade union Unison, and is supporting care workers to take strike action at St Monica’s Trust, the Merchant Venturer-connected care homes in Bristol, in a dispute over jobs, pay and conditions.
Neil and Josh discuss the background and detail of the strikes and what it means for the current rocky political moment locally and nationally.
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