Porters, cleaners, ward hostesses and kitchen staff who are employed by the multinational facility management company Medirest say that they have had enough.
A recent meeting organised by GMB heard many workers from the 80 strong crowd tell of how their workloads have increased and that many were being paid the National Minimum Wage £8.21 an hour.
Other concerns over a bullying supervisor were raised following the GMB presenting a petition signed by over half of the staff of 400.
Tahir Bhatti, GMB Regional Organiser said:
Last year we started to speak to the Medirest about increasing the wages from the minimum wage, as well as other issues.Medirest have a lot of staff paid only the minimum wage, staff who clean up after patients, transport deceased patients and make sure the hospital functions. We feel that there should be respect and fairness for all Medirest workers.The union are calling for equal wages and a root and branch investigation into the concerns of the workers.Workers will stage a respectable protest outside the main entrance to the hospital.