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Swindon hospital staff fight for rights

Issue No. 2292

Porters, cleaners and caterers in the GMB union started three days of strikes at Swindon’s Great Western hospital this Monday.

The workers are employed by the Carillion agency. They struck for three days last week too, and came to protest at the firm’s London HQ.

The staff are mostly from Goa in India. Strikers say a culture of racism, bullying and corruption has set in at the hospital.

Rush messages of support to GMB organiser Carole on 07810 553393


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Tue 28 Feb 2012, 18:49 GMT
Issue No. 2292
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