Croydon Hospital strike suspended to allow ballot over pay offer

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Cleaners employed by G4S were due to be taking 48 hours of action on Monday and Tuesday of next week

GMB, the union for NHS and healthcare workers, has today suspended the strike action due to hit Croydon University Hospital next week.

Cleaners employed by G4S were due to take two days of action on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 October, but the union has suspended the action in order to ballot members on a pay offer from the company.

The offer consists of a 10 per cent pay rise, increase of sick pay from 8 days to 4 weeks and a £200 bonus.

Helen O'Connor, GMB Regional Organiser said:

"Our members remain up for the fight and are determined to win the same terms and conditions as colleagues directly employed by the NHS.

"GMB is a member-led organisation and we will let them decide whether this offer is sufficient to put a stop to their campaign.

"Though the two days of action next week have been called off, the strike mandate remains live.

"If the members decide that this is not enough to put them on level pegging with other colleagues, GMB will not hesitate to escalate their campaign and help them go out on strike in the coming weeks."


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