United Kingdom - Series of strikes coming up in hospitals - June 30, 2017
Cleaners, porters and security staff at several hospitals are to stage a series of strikes in a dispute over pay. Workers are planning a three-day strike from July 4, followed by a seven-day stoppage starting on July 11 and then a 14-day strike from July 25. Further action will be planned for August and September. A Unite regional officer said that the workers have voted for strike action by a massive majority because they have seen their real living standards drop year on year. They are demanding a 30p-per-hour wage increase. The manager of the contractor Serco said the company has increased salaries for over 230 team members and benefited over 110 permanent staff by an average of 3.5%.
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