A special Roman Catholic mass will be celebrated in Konkani at Holy Rood church at 3:30 pm on Sunday 11th march. This religious service is in support of the Goan strikers calling for a peaceful resolution of the current industrial dispute with Carillion. The priest celebrant will be Rev Father Francis Do Rosario.
GMB branch secretary, Andy Newman, said: “A majority of the strikers are devout Catholics, and they have organized the Mass to pray for a settlement of the dispute.” Mr Newman added “Our members don’t want to be on strike, and we are looking for a negotiated outcome that will allow Carillion, the workforce, and the union, to work together to build bridges and secure harmonious industrial relations in the future”
The union welcomes the celebration of a Holy Mass. Andy Newman explains “The church can play an important role in conflict resolution, due to its impartiality and its commitment to fairness”
3.30pm Sunday 11th March,
Holy Rood Catholic Church,
2 Groundwell Rd,
Swindon, SN1 2LU.