Hundreds expected to march against NHS outsourcing in Croydon
GMB union are expecting a massive turnout at their march and rally this Saturday
GMB, the union for all NHS staff, have organised a mass rally and march in Croydon this Saturday.
Members of the union employed by outsourcing giant G4s in Croydon University Hospital will be assembling outside the hospital entrance before marching into the town centre and staging a rally outside the Whitgift Shopping Centre.
The march and rally have been organised to demand that their service be brought back in-house, having been outsourced from the NHS for years.
The rally will be taking place as follows:
Date: Saturday 10 December
Time: Assembling at 11:30am
Venue: Croydon University Hospital (London Road Entrance), Croydon, CR7 7YE
Helen O’Connor, GMB Regional Organiser said:
“Our members are marching on Croydon because are sick and tired of being treated as second-class workers by the NHS contractors who operate on a shoestring, as without their hard work, Croydon University Hospital wouldn’t be able to function.
“All our members, many of them migrants, want is to enjoy proper sick pay and other benefits like their NHS colleagues, as they know improving pay and conditions will go some way towards enhancing the services for patients too.
“Outsourced workers cannot rely on private companies to provide even the basics like legible payslips or pay their workers on time for hours worked.
“That’s why GMB members are demanding that the trust take them back in house now and give them the pay and conditions they need and deserve before the contract is sold off to the lowest bidder.”