Political leader lends support to long-running Doncaster Care UK strike

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett meeting with Care UK strikers on Saturday, outside the Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster. Pete Kennedy is second from left, Natalie Bennett is fourth from the left.
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett meeting with Care UK strikers on Saturday, outside the Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster. Pete Kennedy is second from left, Natalie Bennett is fourth from the left.
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Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has given her backing to Care UK workers on strike in Doncaster.

Members of Unison working for Care UK in the town are taking action in a row over pay and conditions, which has seen them take strike action on numerous ocasions in the last several months.

Ms Bennett, pictured above with a poster, visited staff during a protest in the town centre on Saturday.

She said she was ‘delighted to be able to meet the workers and hear first-hand their determination to protect their pay and conditions and the quality of care that their patients receive’.

Care UK, whose staff support people with learning difficulties, called the strike action ‘unnecessary and irresponsible’.