GMB Job Centre security staff strike

at G4S Secure Solutions (UK) Limited

Further strike action planned by GMB for a full week of strikes

  • Monday 1st July to midnight Sunday 7th July
  • Monday 15th July to midnight Sunday 21st July
  • Monday 29th July to midnight Sunday 4th August

pickets 8:30-10:30am outside Molineux House Job Centre, Temple St, Wolverhampton WV2 4AU (opp. new market), also at
Bridle Court, Walsall also Erdington, Birmingham, Coventry and Stoke-on-Trent.

followed a week later by another full week strike, repeating that pattern until dignity, respect and decent pay are achieved. The GMB dispute is over a G4S below-inflation pay offer, meaning nearly 70 per cent of the security guards, are now only paid the minimum wage.

  • Week of strikes from 00.00(am) on Monday 17th June to 23.59 on Sunday 23rd June 2024
  • Week of 24th June back to work for the week.
  • Week of strikes from 00.00(am) on Monday 1st July to 23.59 on Sunday 7th July
  • Week of 8th July back to work for the week.
  • Week of strikes from 00.00(am) on Monday 15th July to 23.59 on Sunday 21st July
  • Week of 22nd July back to work for the week.
  • Week of strikes from 00.00(am) on Monday 29th July to 23.59 on Sunday 4th August

GMB are still pushing to meet at ACAS with DWP too, in order to resolve this dispute.

all day strikes action was taken on 7th, 8th, 13th May, 20 May, 28 May and  29 May 2024

94% yes vote in strike ballot

For full info see https://www.gmb.org.uk/private-sector/security-services/g4s-dwp-noticeboard and https://www.gmb.org.uk/news/more-than-1,000-job-centre-security-guards-to-strike

Report in Express and Star https://www.expressandstar.com/news/2024/05/09/i-have-been-physically-and-racially-abused-keeping-job-centre-staff-safe-g4s-security-employees-fed-up-with-low-pay-and-will-strike-until-they-get-an-increase/

In October 2022 G4S described their pay offer as “disappointing” and actually sought additional funds from the DWP, however when that was rejected, the Company began to describe the offer as ‘great’.

Since then almost nothing has changed, with the Company refusing to contribute any meaningful additional funds to secure a settlement, and instead constantly using virtually the same pot of money in different ways.

Both DWP and G4S now need to come back to the table with a proper offer that addresses the cost of living crisis that members experienced and was acknowledged at the start of the talks, and this must involve additional funds.

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