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Strikes called off in Croydon Hospital as GMB members win a whopping 24 percent pay rise

31 Mar 2022
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Outsourcing giant G4S has met the demands of GMB members working at Croydon Hospital as porters and domestics who were due to take strike action from Monday 4th April.

The 11th hour settlement has been accepted by the union members, who will now receive an immediate 24% pay rise with backpay and an occupational sick pay scheme.

Helen O’Connor, GMB Regional Organiser said:

“Our hard-working members have kept Croydon University hospital running throughout the pandemic and all they were asking for was to be treated fairly.

“GMB has long said that every hospital worker should have an occupational sick pay scheme, so workers can afford to take time off work and not come in when sick and present a cross-infection risk to colleagues and patients. 

“We are pleased that the trust and G4S have finally come up with a serious and substantial offer that will be implemented in full in May 2022.  Our members recognise that this is a big step forward for them and have therefore voted to accept the offer.

“Our members have told GMB that they want to continue and have a permanent say in negotiating their own pay, terms and conditions via their union of choice, GMB.

“They have seen that when they come together as a collective and are properly organised within GMB they have far more power to change their own lives and those of their families.

“This G4S dispute shows that building trade union solidarity in a workplace is the most effective way to enable workers to win the pay and conditions that will better enable them to weather the cost-of-living crisis.”

 
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