GMB ISS workers vote in favour of industrial action in workplace ballot
GMB ISS members working at SLAM vote overwhelmingly in workplace ballots in favour of industrial action over pay dispute. These workers are vital for the safe running of the NHS, its time private contractors like ISS started to treat them as the essential NHS workers they are, says GMB Southern
- GMB ISS Members working at SLAM (South London & Maudsley NHS Trust) have sent a strong message to ISS by voting overwhelmingly in workplace ballots in favour of industrial action. [See notes to editors for previous GMB press releases]
GMB members who provide soft facilities services including catering, hostess and cleaning services will continue to fight to be paid the London Living Wage and Fair Sick Pay based on equality with sick pay paid to other NHS workers.
Mick Butler, GMB Regional Organiser said:
"These GMB members working for ISS at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust have voted for strike action because they are sick of being treated as second class citizens in the NHS.
"These workers are vital for the safe running of the NHS, its time private contractors like ISS started to treat them as the essential NHS workers they are.
"We will now be seeking permission from the GMB to move towards a formal industrial action ballot which will most likely result in action in September."
Contact: Mick Butler 07940 730633 or GMB Southern Press Office 07970 114762
Notes to Editors
Previous GMB Press Releases
"GMB deliver food bank to ISS members at SLAM" (10 May 2019)
"GMB ISS members at SLAM NHS Trust accept pay award" (5 December 2018)
"GMB ISS members vote for strike action at SLAM" (14 November 2018)
"Strike ballot underway for ISS workers at SLAM NHS Trust" (8 November 2018)