Workers demonstrate in Bristol, Gateshead, Wolverhampton and Yorkshire
GMB members are today staging five protests against Carillion over management bullying, harassment and discrimination against workers at a Wiltshire hospital.
More than 100 Goan domestic workers at Swindon’s Great Western Hospital have filed grievances against the company, yet the Carillion denies there is a problem and is dragging its heels in investigating the allegations.
The workers have already taken 15 days strike action and are today demonstrating outside Carillion facilities in Bristol, Wolverhampton, Gateshead and Normaton and Doncaster in Yorkshire.
GMB national officer Justin Bowden said: “The Carillion dispute was suspended to allow the company time to conduct a second investigation in to the serious allegations that have been in the possession of the company for five months now.
“GMB was given to understand that we would be told the outcome of the investigation last week but that deadline has been missed. Carillion is dragging its feet.
“What this shows is that the culture of abusing its own staff is ingrained in Carillion which was found guilty in court of blacklisting its own workers. The HR manager responsible for the blacklisting is the same person dealing with the Swindon hospital contract. It is going to require a public campaign to force Carillion to confront the institutional abuse of its own employees and come to terms with the culture existing within its organisation. These protests are just the start of that campaign.”
Details of today’s protests are here:
GATESHEAD 8 a.m. Outside
Carillion office , Queensway South, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead
WOLVERHAMPTON 12.00 mid-day to 1.30 p.m. outside
Carillion Head Office, Birch Street, Wolverhampton WV1 4HY
YORKSHIRE 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Doncaster Site Sky Blue Offices, Unit One, Stadium Way. Carr Industrial Estate, Doncaster – DN4 5JB
Normanton Site 36 Mildred Sylvester Way, Normanton Industrial Estate, Normanton, WF6 1TA
BRISTOL 10.00 a.m. outside
Southmead Hospital, Southmead Road, Westbury-on-trym, Bristol, BS10 5 NB.
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