Security guards, porters, receptionists, post room staff, cleaners and caterers will step up their campaign for a London Living Wage when they take further strike action on Wednesday (13 February).
Outsourced workers in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have already taken strike action over pay and working conditions and will be out in force again with a 26-hour stoppage.
Picket lines will be formed at 3.30pm on Wednesday by workers from Aramark who will walkout for 24 hours, while Engie workers will go on strike for 26 hours from 5pm.
Both sets of workers will take part in a “Valentines’ Day” picket outside BEIS offices at 1 Victoria St, Westminster, London, at 8-10am on Thursday (14).
PCS has strongly argued that the contractors should pay the LLW and that BEIS should be putting pressure on the contractors to do so.
We believe the scandal of low pay and poor conditions is caused by outsourcing and the union is campaigning to bring these services back in-house.