Covid sick pay non payment could lead to Croydon Hospital strikes

25 Jan 2022
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GMB is warning private contractor G4S denying full sick pay to workers may result in strike action. 

Outsourcing giant G4S - which holds the cleaning and portering contract with Croydon University Hospital NHS Trust - has stopped paying covid sick pay to employees, leaving workers reliant on statutory sick pay.  

GMB members will protest outside the hospital as follows: 

Monday 31 January 2022 at 12noon  

Croydon University Hospital  

530 London Rd  

CR7 7YE 

Helen O’Connor, GMB Regional Organiser, said: 

“GMB Members were already angry over the removal of covid sick pay and are now absolutely incensed their employer is publicly accusing them of lying about it. 

“Their resolve is hardening by the day; they can see G4S is not taking their welfare seriously and is calling their honesty into question. 

“Our members are understandably worried about catching covid and spreading the virus around the hospital to patients and other members of NHS staff.   

“They could do without any additional fears about being able to pay their bills and put food on the table. 

“Workers are urging GMB not only to arrange the protest  - but to ballot for strike action. 

“GMB calls on Croydon University hospital to intervene to protect the welfare of these employees, and avoid any industrial action.” 

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