GMB hold protest after Engie announce wage cuts at Luton and Dunstable Hospital
GMB hold protest on Friday 24 August against wage cuts by Engie for staff at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
GMB HOLD PROTEST ON FRIDAY 24 AUGUST AGAINST WAGE CUTS BY ENGIE FOR STAFF AT LUTON AND DUNSTABLE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
We hope people will come and join us to protest against these cuts that will affect local people, says GMB London
GMB, the union for NHS hospital staff, are holding a protest outside the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, against the decision by facilities management contractor Engie to cut the wages of staff by 20%.
Details of the protest are as follows:
Friday 24 August
Outside Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
Engie workers, mainly housekeepers and domestics, based at the Luton and Dunstable NHS University Hospital, raised concerns to the GMB Trade Union, claiming that the company are planning, without proper meaningful consultations with the recognised unions, to reduce wages by 20%, equivalent to a £1,879.20 loss a year.
Kelvin Hopkins, Labour MP for Luton North, is expected to attend the protest.
Hilda Tavolara, GMB Regional Organiser said:
“These reductions of hours will affect the financial livelihood of these workers who perform a valuable and vital duty within the Luton and Dunstable NHS University Hospital.
“GMB is also extremely concerned about patient’s welfare, as this reduction in staff hours and wages will result in a decrease of service to the patients at the wards.
“We are astonished that this multinational company Engie deem it necessary to boost their bottom line in order to recover their losses at the detriment of the patients’ needs.
“We hope people will come and join us to protest against these cuts that will affect local people.”
Contact: Hilda Tavolara on 01582 404842 or 07976 784737 or GMB London Press Office 07970 114 762