Facilities management dispute round up
July has proved a busy month for PCS members working in facilities management who are campaigning for better conditions.
Members working for ISS in facilities management at BEIS took three days of strike from 19-21 July.
Members are demanding an end to low pay as well as improved working conditions, extra bonuses for working through lockdown and annual leave entitlement owed from last year. Members are also calling on ISS to agree a Covid return-to-work protocol.
One of the striking members who works as a security officer said: “we worked all through the pandemic. ISS aren't following our contract and are short changing workers by taking away some of our annual leave."
The strike has secured talks with ISS and PCS representatives are working hard to try and get a dispute settlement.
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Just Ask cleaners strike
Members employed by Just Ask Estate Services Ltd as park attendants and cleaners at the Royal Parks took a day of strike action on 30 July, as part of their dispute over sick pay, pensions and maternity pay rights.
The members held a good natured, noisy and energetic rally outside the Royal Parks headquarters in Hyde Park and voted to escalate the action with two weeks of strike action from Monday 16 August to Monday 30 August 2021.
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