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Health workers

Issue No. 1819

HOSPITAL cleaners, porters and receptionists employed by private contractor ISS Mediclean in the Swansea NHS Trust have voted by 96 percent to take strike action. They are fighting for a pay rise that would give them the same pay deal as colleagues employed directly by the NHS.

The first strike was set to take place on Friday of this week. Workers were forced to protest outside Singleton Hospital in Swansea at the end of August after ISS Mediclean did not pay them a fortnight's wages.

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Sat 28 Sep 2002, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1819
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