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Massive Victory for GMB as Securitas Agree to Pay 10,000 Security Staff the Living Wage

Thursday, November 9, 2017

 

GMB members do an incredible job – risking their own lives on a daily basis as the front line of defence against terror threats, saving the lives of others and protecting the infrastructure of our country says union.

GMB, the union for security workers, is celebrating a massive victory after agreeing with Securitas to pay all staff the living wage.

The company will now begin the move to making sure its 10,000 staff are paid the official living wage - currently £8.75 across the UK and £10.20 in London - within three years. [1]

Securitas must make sure all staff and contractors are paid the wage by November 2020 to make sure they keep their accreditation.

And will be working with the GMB to achieve this.

Roger Jenkins, GMB National Officer, said:

“This is fantastic news for the hard-working staff of Securitas.

“GMB members in security do an incredible job – from risking their own lives on a daily basis to saving the lives of others and protecting the public and property in the current high level terrorist threat.

"For too long these workers have been undervalued and underpaid and we applaud Securitas in being the first major security employer to recognise the true value of their role.

“The very least these highly-trained, highly skilled professionals deserve is a living wage.

“Securitas deserves praise for recognising that fact.”

ENDS

Contact: Roger Jenkins on 07957 265302 or GMB Press Office 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

Notes to editors:

[1] www.livingwage.org.uk
 

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