Hospital protest over 'punishing' pay policy

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05 Apr 2019
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GMB, the union for hospital staff, is staging a protest outside Royal Liverpool Hospital today [Friday, April 5, 2019] over a private company’s ‘punishing’ pay policy.

ISS, a £9 billion global outsourcing giant, employs hospital cleaners, porters and catering staff at the city centre hospital.

At the end of this month the company is changing the pay cycles of its lowest paid staff – leaving some weekly paid workers with a gap of three weeks between pay cheques.

GMB will not stand by and let our members face this kind of hardship

Michael Evans, GMB Oganiser

This will leave many unable to pay their rent or even feed themselves or their families.

The demonstration takes place as follows:

Friday April 5, 2019 1pm to 3pm

Royal Liverpool Hospital

Prescot Street


L7 8XP


Michael Evans, GMB Oganiser, said:

“These punishing pay changes will see some of the lowest paid staff struggling to make ends meet.

“Workers who were paid weekly will now have to wait three weeks for their money in some cases.

“For people living hand to mouth this will mean the difference between getting by and not being able to put food on the table.

“GMB will not stand by and let our members face this kind of hardship.”

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