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Hospital staff suspend strike after last ditch breakthrough

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30 May 2019
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Hospital staff have suspended today’s strike action after a £400 million private outsourcing company agreed to give them a pay rise.

The low-paid workers – who provide cleaning, porter and catering services at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals – were due to walk out this morning [Thursday May 30 2019].

 

Outsourcing giant ISS Mediclean has now agreed to match the same percentage pay rise other members of staff across the hospitals have received – and back date it to the start of the 2018/19 financial year.

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Michael Evans, GMB Organiser, said:

“This is a fantastic result for our members

“Staff working for ISS Mediclean at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals had sent a clear message to their employer and the trust that they need this pay rise.

“GMB members stood firm and - with the help of members of sister unions and Mayor Joe Anderson – they got the result they deserved. “

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