Calderdale hospital workers to protest over poverty pay

Posted by GMB Admin
Wednesday 15 June 2022
GMB Trade Union - Calderdale hospital workers to protest over poverty pay

Calderdale hospital workers are to stage a protest in anger at poverty pay.

Dozens of security officers, domestics, call handlers, caterers, porters and receptionists will gather outside the hospital on 18 June, 2022

The workers are employed by ISS and are angry at receiving worse pay, terms and conditions than their colleagues directly employed by the NHS.

At other nearby hospitals, such as Bradford and Leeds, workers in identical roles are paid higher rates.

Across other local hospitals, such as Leeds, workers are paid higher NHS rates

Joe Wheatley, GMB Organiser, said:

“The position of both ISS and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust is a disgrace.

”Together they have set the lower standard in their sector and subjected a group of dedicated hospital workers to the degradation of poor pay.

“These are NHS workers on the frontline – they suffer scratching, spitting, biting and assaults, they cleaning covid wards., move patients and field up to 3,000 calls per day.

They should be paid NHS wages - anything less is a slap in the face."

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