GMB deliver food bank to ISS members at SLAM
“We take our duty of care seriously and are making food parcels available for anyone in need”, says GMB Southern
GMB Southern Region are continuing their efforts to support members who continue to suffer hardship at the hands of their employers, ISS.
ISS are taking steps to harmonise their pay cycles across sites, and in doing so will move lots of weekly paid staff to monthly pay. This will leave many workers without pay for three weeks, and GMB believe this is unacceptable. [See notes to editors for previous GMB press release]
Despite offers from ISS to offer bridging loans to their workers, GMB are offering help in the way of food parcels for any member who is feeling the pinch of being plunged into a financial black hole.
GMB will be outside Bethlem Royal Hospital at 3pm next Thursday (16th May), so do come on down if you are an affected employee of ISS.
Mick Butler, GMB Southern Regional Organiser, said: "It’s sad that GMB has had to organise this, but we have a responsibility to look after our members and that’s what we are determined to do.
We take our duty of care seriously and are making food parcels available for anyone in need. Just come and see us on Thursday and we’ll be happy to help.
Our message to ISS is that you can see how popular our food banks have been and continue to be. We ask you to consider your duty of care towards your employees and acknowledge that you can’t withhold three weeks’ money from these hard-working but already low paid workers."
Contact: Mick Butler on 07940730633 or firstname.lastname@example.org or GMB Southern Press Office 07970 114762
Previous GMB press release: GMB Union Organises Food Parcel Deliveries for ISS Workers as Pay Cuts Bite (25 April 2019) https://www.gmb-southern.org.uk/news/gmb-union-organises-food-parcel-deliveries-for-iss-workers-as-pay-cuts-bite