GMB London launch £10 per hour campaign at Park Royal Industrial Estate in West London
GMB London launch campaign for £10 per hour for 40,000 workers at over 2,000 firms in park royal industrial estate on 17th March 2017.
The cost of living, high rents and a shortage of affordable housing surrounding the Park Royal area results in local people struggling to live a decent life says GMB London.
GMB London Region is launching a campaign on Friday 17 March for the £10 per hour living wage to be paid at Park Royal where over 2,000 businesses are operating and an estimated 40,000 workers employed.
Park Royal specialises in food manufacturing industries, with around 500 food companies employing more than 15,000 people.
GMB has members employed by the companies based in the Park Royal Trading Estate, West London including Bakkavor Meals, Kolak Snack Foods, Katsouris Brothers, Charlie Bigham’s, EAT Ltd, Gazebo Fine Foods, Noon Products and Bakkavor Pizza. Recently, there have been a number of complaints from employees relating to low pay and poor working conditions.
GMB will be distributing leaflets every Friday on Park Royal and hold a mass meeting for workers on Friday 7 April at the following address from 10.00am until 4.00pm:
116 Ealing Road
Brent Indian Association Building
Hiten Vaidya, GMB Community Organiser, said
“The cost of living, high rents and a shortage of affordable housing surrounding the Park Royal area results in local people struggling to live a decent life.
“Large profitable companies are cutting working hours whilst receiving help from the government to pay the minimum wages to their employees. Most of the employees who work at Park Royal are only getting the national living wage.
“Due to many workers in the Park Royal area not being able to find affordable housing, many families are moving out of the area which means that the supply of labour has diminished leading to an increase in agency staff.
“GMB has helped many workers receive better pay and conditions and we are here to help when they need support. GMB are committed to achieve a decent wage of £10.00 per hour.
“GMB have a very good track record, particularly in food industries, to organise employees and negotiate on their behalf for them to get better pay, terms and conditions.”
Contact: Hiten Vaidya on 07552 120740; Tahir Bhatti on 07974 249744