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Workers for NHS privateer vote to strike over pay

WORKERS employed by an NHS privateer in London voted overwhelmingly to strike over pay today.

Members of general union GMB working for health profiteer ISS at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust (SLAM) voted 98.75 per cent in favour of a walkout.

GMB says ISS has refused to award a pay increase to the caterers, cleaners and porters.

GMB regional organiser Mick Butler said: “This was an overwhelming vote by members to support strike action in the union’s dispute with ISS for a fair pay rise for our hard-working members in SLAM.

“It clearly shows the strength of feeling and anger among our members who have not been awarded any pay offer this year.

“No pay award is not an option and unacceptable to our members who play a crucial role in running/working in our NHS hospitals.”

He said the workers were calling for “a fully deserved, fair and reasonable pay award.”

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