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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-24-09

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Unite launches confidential hotline for Liverpool Hospital workers

UNITE, Britain's biggest Union, has launched a confidential hotline for workers employed by ISS at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust, so workers can highlight concerns they may have about their employer without fear. On 20 September 2017, at a meeting of Liverpool City Council, Councillors unanimously passed a motion requesting the Mayor writes to the chief executive of ISS Facilities Management calling for the reinstatement of a fair sick pay scheme. The Mayor and all the individual Councillors will now write to both ISS and the Trust urging ISS to negotiate with Unite with a view to reinstating the full sick pay regime, so that ISS staff have access to a scheme which mirrors the scheme available to NHS workers. The workforce were stripped of a fair sick pay policy. It has been replaced with an inferior scheme where employees can only accrue 12 sick days per year. This compares to the NHS sick pay scheme where workers get up to 6 months on full pay and a further 6 months on ½pay. It would take around 15 years' service with ISS, without a single day off work sick to accrue 6 months on full pay. Workers have also raised concerns about alleged bullying, problems with equipment and standards. A hotline has been launched to help workers raise their concerns confidentially. Unite Regional Officer,  Keith Hutson said:- "The unanimous support of Liverpool City Council for the workers' campaign for a fair sick pay scheme is fantastic news and will give the workforce an added confidence. The union has now opened up a confidential hotline for workers employed by ISS at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospital Trust following a number of concerns raised by workers. It is time for ISS to listen to its workforce, treat them with dignity and reinstate a fair sick pay scheme."


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