OVER 4,000 workers who deliver cash to the bulk of the 'hole in the wall' cash points across Britain are to walk out on strike next week. The workers, employed by Securicor, voted by 82 percent for a strike in a ballot organised by their GMB trade union.
The key issue behind the dispute is safety. Securicor wants to reduce cash delivery teams to one person. The workers are also unhappy over pay. Current pay rates are around £11,000 a year and the company has offered just a 2.5 percent rise.
The GMB national secretary for Securicor says, 'Transporting cash is a dangerous job and to reduce the teams to one is asking for an increase in robberies and puts our members' lives at risk.'
The workers will walk out from midnight on Monday 14 April to midnight on Thursday 17 April. The strike could quickly leave most of the country's cash machines empty.