Shelter strikers seek MPs' support

Union members from homelessness charity Shelter will meet MPs today to ask for help in their battle over new contracts that will increase working hours and end incremental pay increases.

A delegation of staff will talk about the dispute and ask MPs to write to Shelter’s board supporting the union’s calls for management to reconsider the restructure. Staff already have backing from Labour MP John McDonnell, who has organised the event.

Strikers began their third day of industrial action this morning by forming picket lines at the charity’s London offices. Later today they will join striking teachers and lecturers in a march from Lincoln’s Inn to Westminster Hall to demand better pay for public sector workers.

The strike action will continue tomorrow with a sit-down protest at Shelter’s Old Street office.

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