What: Rally and march in support of Serco workers on strike
When: Saturday 15 July from 11.30am
Where: Royal London Hospital, Turner Street E1
Join our rally and protest outside Royal London Hospital and show solidarity with hundreds of low paid cleaners, porters and security guards in their battle against low pay.
The Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell MP will address the rally and express his support for workers employed by Serco at Barts Health NHS Trust who are on strike across four London Hospitals.
The workforce have already taken three days of strike action between 4 July and 7 July and are now in the middle of a seven day strike. The workers have warned Serco that they are also prepared to stage a 14 day stoppage starting on 25 July.
Unite representatives will also address the rally which is expected to draw hundreds of people wishing to show solidarity with the workers. The supporters will then march to Mile End Hospital where workers are also on strike.
Serco won the £600 million soft services contract for Barts Health NHS Trust last year. The company made a profit of £82 million, and pays its chief executive over £1 million a year. Unite members employed by Serco as domestic staff, porters and security workers at Barts Health NHS Trust want a 30p per hour wage increase but the claim has been rejected by Serco. They are refusing to accept 1 per cent after seeing their real living standards drop year on year. There is no defence for a multimillion pound company making low paid workers even poorer.
Join our rally support the workers and urge Serco to act now.
For more information please contact Matt Dore Weeks on 07900 160 871 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org