Angry hospital workers to protest after bosses break Christmas voucher promise

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Porters, cleaners and hostesses furious after management reneges on bank holiday lieu days, contractual rights and an occupational sick pay scheme, says GMB Union

Workers at St George’s Hospital are to stage a protest after bosses broke their promise of a £40 Christmas voucher – and a string of other injustices. 

GMB members employed by Mitie as porters, cleaners and hostesses at St Georges Hospital in Tooting are furious after management reneged on a series of agreements, including bank holiday lieu days, contractual rights and an occupational sick pay scheme. 

The protest will take place as follows: 


Friday 18 February 2022

10am to 2pm

Blackstock Road Entrance, St George’s Hospital, Tooting, SW17 0QT 


Helen O’Connor, GMB Regional Organiser, said: “GMB members are sick and tired of having the concerns dismissed or ignored.  

“Workers are particularly angry that they did not receive a £40 Christmas voucher promised to them after the staff directly employed by the NHS Trust all received one. 

“They complain of numerous other injustices, including being denied a day in lieu of bank holiday working and many are being denied contractual rights and an occupational sick pay scheme. 

“The atmosphere is volatile and our members have had enough of being given the run around by an employer who breaks its promises. 

“Our members are calling on GMB to embark on a programme of escalating action.  

“We urge Mitie to adhere to our members’ contractual rights and deliver on promises made, otherwise GMB will have no choice but to ballot our members for industrial action.”