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Winter Here For Game Of Thrones Members

Thursday, April 12, 2018

WINTER STILL HERE FOR GMB MEMBERS WORKING ON GAME OF THRONES AFTER ’INSULTING’ 8P PAY OFFER

Game Of Thrones is the highest grossing TV series in the world – which costs £10million per episode to make - and they are paying nothing more than poverty wages says GMB.

Winter is still here for GMB members working on the Game of Thrones TV series after they were handed a measly 8p an hour pay rise.

Despite the hit show costing an eye-watering £10million per episode, GMB members working for G4S on the Game of Thrones contract in Northern Ireland were given the ‘insulting’ pay offer.

G4S has not contacted GMB, the recognised union, about the pay rise - nor has the union been involved in any form or negotiation on this. 

Michael Mulholland, GMB organiser, said:

“Winter is still here for our members working on Game of Thrones. They’ve seen their pay reduce from 55p above the minimum wage to just 30p above.

“Now they’ve been offered a measly 8p an hour extra. It’s an insult.

“Game Of Thrones is the highest grossing TV series in the world – which costs £10million per episode to make - and they are paying nothing more than poverty wages.

“If they can afford spend £1 million on a purpose built castle for series eight, they can afforded to give our members a proper pay rise.

“If they think this offer is acceptable – they know nothing.”

ENDS

Contact: Michael Mulholland on 07974 018413 or GMB Press Office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

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