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Exec pay outstrips workers’ salaries by more than 100 times

A report published today shows that levels of chief executive pay are now 109 times that of the median full-time worker in Britain. Research by the High Pay Centre has found that the pay of the CEOs of Britain’s biggest … Continue reading

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Hospital strike called off after G4S offers 24% pay rise

Some of the lowest-paid workers at Croydon’s Mayday Hospital are today claiming victory – and a 24per cent pay increase – after a six-month-long battle with outsoucing giants G4S. And they didn’t even have to resort to strike action. Cleaners … Continue reading

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Union issues warning to G4S: Stop bullying hospital staff!

One of the largest trades unions representing staff at Croydon’s Mayday Hospital has accused outsourcing giant G4S of trying to bully its members out of taking strike action. Efforts to intimidate hospital porters and cleaners, including some of the lowest-paid … Continue reading

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Hospital ancillary staff in strike ballot over G4S covid pay

Porters and cleaners at Mayday Hospital are to be balloted by their union, the GMB, over whether to take strike action over pay rates and access to sick pay. The workers, who are employed by outsourcing giants G4S, voted overwhelmingly … Continue reading

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Union wins settlement for hospital cleaners and porters

The GMB trades union, which is in dispute with the employers of porters and cleaners at Croydon’s Mayday Hospital over covid sick pay, has suspended a protest on similar issues at nearby St George’s Hospital in Tooting after management there … Continue reading

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Mayday cleaners and porters look to strike over covid sick pay

Cleaners and porters working at Mayday Hospital are being balloted by the union for strike action in their battle with their employers, outsourcing giant G4S, over the refusal to pay sick pay when staff get covid or have to self-isolate … Continue reading

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Mayday doctors give backing to porters in covid pay dispute

Doctors at Croydon’s Mayday Hospital have pledged their support to porters’ and cleaners’ fight for covid sick pay. The doctors – who represent the British Medical Association on the local negotiating committee – are backing a GMB protest to be … Continue reading

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Hospital porters and cleaners say G4S is ‘lying’ over covid pay

The GMB trades union is warning private contractor G4S that denying full sick pay to cleaners, porters at Croydon’s Mayday Hospital may result in strike action. The union has also accused G4S of lying over the simmering dispute over terms … Continue reading

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Mayday! Hospital workers protest against lack of covid sick pay

Porters and cleaners at Croydon’s Mayday Hospital are to stage a protest later this month after their employer – private NHS contractor G4S – stopped paying covid positive hospital workers’ occupational sick pay. The employers refusing to pay staff for … Continue reading

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Unions come together to protest against the council’s cuts

By DAVID WHITE The campaign against cuts by Croydon Council has stepped up a gear after members of the three largest unions representing council workers in the borough – Unite, Unison and GMB – yesterday held a demonstration outside the … Continue reading

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Town Hall unions to stage virtual rally against council cuts

Trades unions representing the council’s workers are launching a “Save Our Croydon” campaign to protect jobs and services, with a virtual rally on Facebook this Tuesday. They will be protesting against job cuts that are being made and express “legitimate … Continue reading

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Union tells Newman of ‘profound concern’ over council job cuts

Croydon’s Labour council leader could be in for a stormy few months. By KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter Croydon Town Hall’s unions have called on the council leader, Tony Newman, to step in to halt the hundreds of job … Continue reading

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Charity and unions fear 1m children to lose free school meals

One million children living in poverty in England will miss out on free school meals as the Tory government rolls out its Universal Credit proposals, according to findings from The Children’s Society. And London will be the worst-hit region by … Continue reading

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Union calls on underpaid public service workers to #BinBarwell

After seven years of Tory-led government, real-terms wage cuts to public sector workers – nurses, teaching assistants and council employees among them – should translate into a ballot box backlash on June 8, with Croydon Central’s Conservative MP Gavin Barwell … Continue reading

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Adult social care ‘on brink of collapse’ due to Brexit uncertainty

Croydon’s NHS and social care system, already under extreme strain due to underfunding from central government, could be on the brink of complete collapse because staff, many of them EU nationals, face an uncertain future after Brexit. The warning is … Continue reading

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Library operators Carillion’s shady record on blacklistings

Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, is not alone in being spied upon by her “friends”. The practice has been happening a lot closer to home, even in the workplace, and conducted on behalf of one firm that is coming … Continue reading

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Croydon in Crisis: Mystery over council’s £350,000 pay-offs

The public service workers’ union, the GMB, was tonight demanding an urgent independent investigation into why Croydon Council had spent a “profligate” £350,000 of public money on golden handshakes to four top-level employees in the past year. The payments have … Continue reading

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Croydon considers handing over children’s homes

Croydon’s latest exercise to “identify” publicly owned properties that can be handed over to John Laing as make-weights towards the £450 million urban regeneration project, which is delivering the splendidly palatial new council HQ offices, could see two children’s homes … Continue reading

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Mead says he’s “proud” of Croydon’s £50m uncollected tax

£50,237,631.33. Say it to yourself, slowly. Fifty million, two hundred and thirty-seven thousand, six hundred and thirty-one pounds. And thirty-three pee. That’s £50,237,631.33 of Croydon Council‘s money that has gone missing. £50,237,631.33 of your money lost forever. That’s the astonishing … Continue reading

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3,000 carers’ job cuts proposed at Southern Cross homes

One of our regular readers has highlighted this BBC report on the latest move to salvage the financially troubled Southern Cross business, which includes in its 300 establishments around the UK a handful of care homes for the elderly in … Continue reading

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