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Issue 2444

Porters strike over pay in Dundee

Some 120 hospital porters in Dundee began a series of pay walkouts on Friday of last week. 

Workers from Ninewells Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital walked out at 12pm halfway through their shifts for a half day stoppage.

Their Unite union said that employer NHS Tayside owes workers £6 million in historic back pay due to placing them in the wrong pay bracket.

Woolwich wage walkout suspended

A planned five-day strike by hospital workers in Woolwich, south London, was suspended by the GMB union following a new offer from bosses at outsourcing giant ISS. 

The dispute is about weekend and unsocial hour rates, and pay parity with NHS staff.  

If accepted the deal would move the lowest paid staff to the new NHS minimum rate of £7.72 per hour. 

Support Charlotte Monro at tribunal

Sacked trade unionist and health worker Charlotte Monro’s tribunal is set to end by Monday of next week. 

Barts Health Trust bosses sacked Charlotte after she raised concerns about cuts at the local council’s health scrutiny committee. 

Her supporters are going to the tribunal to show support.

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