Photo opportunity & press release

Where: St Mungo’s head office in Tower Hill, 3 Thomas More St, E1W 1YW

When: From midday on Thursday 29 June 2023

St Mungo’s workers stage sit-in outside the charity’s corporate style headquarters. 

A visual display with a giant banner will represent the wage disparity at St Mungo’s

CEO pay stands at £189,000 while the lowest paid workers get just £20,000

Unite will meet St Mungo’s management at ACAS during protest

Workers on indefinite strike at St Mungo’s will stage a colourful protest to highlight how CEO pay is nine times the pay of the lowest paid workers who fight against homelessness for a living.

At least 150 workers from Brighton, Bristol, Oxford and London will expose the stark and shameful wage inequalities at the homeless charity.

According to the annual accounts CEO pay stands at £189,000 while the lowest paid frontline worker is on £20,000. Another highly paid executive has recently been brought in on a salary advertised at £130,000 but the executive could be getting even more.

Workers are now in fear themselves of being unable to pay their rent or mortgage on their current poverty wages.

In the last 10 years the size of the team of people (senior managers) earning over £60,000 has increased from 7 to 32. Senior pay has increased by 385% in that period whilst front line pay had decreased by 30% in real terms.

Unite general secretary, Sharon Graham said: “Unite members are taking a stand against the corporatisation of this charity. Inside St Mungo’s corporate style headquarters the numbers of senior managers grow and so does their pay.

“Meanwhile, the people on the frontline doing the real work, supporting the homeless, are struggling to pay the rent.  The talks at ACAS are a window of opportunity to end this indefinite strike. The management don’t have to perform miracles as told in the tales of St Mungo, they just have to negotiate a fair pay deal for their loyal and dedicated workers.”


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