About 250 hospital staff employed by ISS at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals have suspended strike action at the last minute following ‘breakthrough’ talks.

Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, announced today (Wednesday 29 May) that 24 hour strike action planned from 00.01 on 30 May was suspended.

This follows intense negotiations yesterday morning which have resulted in the trust agreeing to pay staff back pay for 2018/19 in full. Further talks will be held today to finalise the agreement.

Unite regional officer Derek Jones said: “I can confirm that strike action was suspended following last minute talks held yesterday. The trust has committed to paying all ISS staff the back pay for 2018/19 in full.

“This is a victory for the union and its members at ISS at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen hospitals. This would not have been achieved without our members standing their ground.

“This shows what can be achieved when workers come together and show unity.

“We would also like to thank mayor Joe Anderson for his role in assisting with all parties finding a workable solution.”


Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Derek Jones on 07718 668 489 and/or Unite communications officer Karen Viquerat on 0151 559 2004 or 07768 931 316. Unite press office is on 020 3371 2065. Email: [email protected]

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.