GMB Ballot On Strike For Carillion Staff At John Radcliffe Hospital In Oxford Over Imposition Of Changes Leading To Loss Of Income
Carillion are trying to force through new work patterns that will mean members losing up to £56 a week each from their wages which they cannot afford says GMB
GMB, the union representing staff employed by Carillion at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, will hold a consultative industrial action ballot on Wednesday 19th August for the porters who work for Carillion at the Hospital. The dispute is over changes to working patterns that Carillion are trying to force through which will lead to a serious loss of income for staff.
Carole Vallelly, GMB Regional Organiser, said “GMB members are horrified that Carillion are trying to force through these new work patterns that will mean our members losing up to £56 a week each from their wages.
These workers are amongst the lowest paid in the hospital and cannot afford to lose this money. They have told us it will mean they just will not be able to pay their bills each month, and this will cause real financial hardship.
GMB has written to Carillion to ask them to speak to us in order to resolve these issues with no response to date.
Carillion is a company well known for its blacklisting activities of construction workers. Senior Carillion managers are amongst the 26 key named individuals who last month the High Court ordered to supply detailed statements explaining their involvement with blacklisting.
GMB has long experience at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon of Carillion’s unsuitability to be a provider within the NHS.”
Contact: Andy Newman on 0754 0859 227, or Carole Vallelly on 07912 181476 or GMB Press Office 07921 289 880/ 07974 251 823