Cumberland Urgent Care Team stages demo

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Monday 29 April 2024
GMB Trade Union - Cumberland Urgent Care Team stages demo

Cumberland's Urgent Care Team will stage a demonstration outside a meeting of the full council.

Where: Civic Centre, Rickergate, Carlisle, CA3 8QG

When: 12noon, 30 April 2024

Contact: GMB Press Office on 07958 156846

Approved Mental Health Social workers in the Urgent Care Team have already staged three strikes in their fight for a proper job evaluation.

More than 4,000 members of the public has signed a petition backing the Urgent Care Team’s campaign. 

The Urgent Care Team is on the front line of mental health emergencies – on call across Cumbria 24 hours a day and making on the spot decisions on whether immediate detention is necessary.

In July 2022, these dedicated professionals submitted an application for a regrading of their role, believing it was incorrectly evaluated.

Cumberland Council denied their request.

Fran Robson, GMB Organiser, said:

“Cumberland’s Urgent Care Team are a vital resource for the community.

“They do a difficult, often dangerous job and they deserve to be paid properly.

“Cumberland Council needs to be under no illusions – GMB members will not stop until their demands are met.”

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