GMB trade union members suspend strike action at ISS
30 May 2019

Staff will be offered full wage rise and back pay in ‘fantastic result’ for GMB members

Hospital staff have suspended today’s strike action after a £400 million private outsourcing company agreed to give them a pay rise.

The low-paid workers – who provide cleaning, porter and catering services at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals – were due to walk out this morning [Thursday May 30 2019].

Outsourcing giant ISS Mediclean has now agreed to match the same percentage pay rise other members of staff across the hospitals have received – and back date it to the start of the 2018/19 financial year.

Michael Evans, GMB Organiser, said:

This is a fantastic result for our members

“Staff working for ISS Mediclean at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals had sent a clear message to their employer and the trust that they need this pay rise.

“GMB members stood firm and - with the help of members of sister unions and Mayor Joe Anderson – they got the result they deserved. “

GMB North West & Irish Region