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Listen: Bristol Unpacked on striking care workers at St Monica’s, with trade union organiser Josh Connor

At a time where each day brings new stories of industrial action, Neil Maggs speaks to Josh Connor, a Unison staffer standing with care workers on the picket line.

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

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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