GMB message for G4S: Stop bullying our members at Croydon Hospital
This latest attempt to bully them out of fighting for their most basic rights is inflaming rather than resolving the situation, says GMB
GMB members employed by G4S at Croydon University Hospital are being called into meetings by their managers and being pressured into not going on strike, the union understands.
The members employed as domestics and porters at the hospital have voted overwhelmingly for strike action after their demands for the London Living Wage of £11.05 per hour and an occupational sick pay scheme have been ignored by their employer G4S.
The union can confirm today that members are being called into individual meetings, at which managers are pressuring them not to go out on strike.
The first date of strike action is scheduled for Monday 4th April.
Helen O’Connor, GMB Regional Organiser said: “Our members have had enough of being abused and exploited by G4S and this latest attempt to bully them out of fighting for their most basic rights is inflaming rather than resolving the situation.
“Our members want fairness and justice and for the first time they can see that they have a voice at work via their union of choice GMB. Their collective strength has forced G4S to take them seriously.
“Our members do not want to go out on strike, they want to resolve their dispute for their own sakes and the sakes of the patients in the hospital.
“GMB is once again asking Croydon NHS to take control of this situation, take the contract back in house and put all of the workforce on NHS terms and conditions.”
Contact: Helen O’Connor on 07506 711 574 or GMB Press Office on 07958 156846 or at firstname.lastname@example.org