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ISS Payslip Row At Woolwich/Kingston Hospitals

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

GMB Call On Contractor ISS At Kingston And Woolwich Hospitals To Issue Pay Slips To Staff As Required By Law

Members will insist that ISS complies with the law on payslips in section 8 the Employment Rights Act 1996 says GMB.

GMB, the union for staff in the health service, is raising a complaint on behalf of members employed by contractor ISS at Kingston and Woolwich Hospitals that staff are not being issued with payslips as required by law. See notes to editors on the law on the rights to itemised statements set out in section8 the Employment Rights Act 1996.

GMB members are employed by ISS as porters, security, cleaning, catering, and parking at Kingston hospital. GMB members are employed by ISS at Woolwich hospital as cleaners, security, ward hostesses, caterers, on the switchboard and as porters.

GMB last month suspended a five day strike for over 250 GMB members working for ISS at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich due to start on Monday 9th March, following an inflation busting pay offer which has now been accepted. These workers took five days of strike action on 8th October, 24th and 25th November and 25th and 26th December to secure the end of the two tier workforce.

Mick Foote, GMB Regional Officer, said “ISS are breaking the law at Kingston and Woolwich Hospitals. Instead of issuing itemised pay statements as required by law ISS staff wanting to see their payslip have to view it on a computer or mobile phone.

We have come across this before with ISS.

GMB will take up an official complaint as a large number of staff can't access their payslips. This is because they have no access for a variety of reasons to internet devices so by default they cannot view a payslip.

GMB will insist that ISS complies with the law on payslips in section 8 the Employment Rights Act 1996.”


Contact: Rob Macey 07710 618908 or Mick Foote 07583 141 259 or Michelle Gordon 07866 369259 or GMB press office 07921 289880

Notes to editors

The law on payslips in section 8 the Employment Rights Act 1996 : Right to itemised pay statement

Section 8

Itemised pay statement.


An employee has the right to be given by his employer, at or before the time at which any payment of wages or salary is made to him, a written itemised pay statement.


The statement shall contain particulars of—


the gross amount of the wages or salary,


the amounts of any variable, and (subject to section 9) any fixed, deductions from that gross amount and the purposes for which they are made,


the net amount of wages or salary payable, and


where different parts of the net amount are paid in different ways, the amount and method of payment of each part-payment.



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