Prince William’s homeless charity, Centrepoint faces strike action

Unite’s members voted by 70 per cent to 30 per cent for strike action at the charity, which looks after homeless young people, and its members will meet on Monday (3 October) to decide strike dates.

The charity’s patron is Prince William and Centrepoint hit the headlines when its chief executive Seyi Obakin left the pay negotiations to join Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their visit to . Unite described Mr Obakin’s trip as ‘an unnecessary sycophantic jaunt’.

Unite’s regional officer, Matt Smith said: ‘There is a clear mandate supporting the view that our members are not prepared to accept that the lowest paid frontline staff should take savage pay cuts, while the senior management keep their pay at the same level.’

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