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To: The Board of Directors, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
End Poverty Pay at Calderdale Royal Hospital
GMB union members and workers at Calderdale Royal Hospital are demanding an end to poverty pay.
Add your name to demand Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust act immediately to:
(1) Terminate the contract between the Trust and ISS bringing the services back in-house, or
(2) Allocate additional funding to ISS to uplift workers' pay, terms and conditions.
Why is this important?
NHS workers (e.g. Porters, Cleaners, Catering, Security) who are employed by ISS, a private company that is contracted by Calderdale & Huddersfield Foundation Trust to run non-clinical services, want an end to their minimum wage rates, terms and conditions.
As NHS workers they are demanding alignment with the NHS “Agenda for Change” contract that would see their pay, terms and conditions significantly improved.
Every day since March 2020, our members have put themselves at risk; at risk of getting infected and at risk of infecting their family.
We clapped for them, we labelled them heroes and yet these local NHS heroes face the indignity of being treated less than; to be employed as NHS workers, but not paid as NHS workers.
The Trust outsourced their responsibility to ISS and in return ISS have raced to the bottom to set these workers on minimum pay.
We are simply demanding that this be corrected, that the Trust recognise its responsibility to these NHS heroes and take action to end poverty pay at Calderdale Royal Hospital.