London Living Wage win for cleaners at St George's Medical School
After a lengthy campaign, UNISON, the UK’s largest union, has won the London Living Wage for cleaning staff working at the medical school in St George’s Hospital, Tooting. The new hourly rate of £8.30 per hour will be introduced from 1st August 2012.
The union has also sighed a recognition agreement with the company that employs the medical school cleaners, Ocean Facilities Services Ltd.
Simon Emdin, UNISON Branch Secretary stated:
“We are pleased that the St George’s Medical School has recognised the importance of paying the London Living Wage. It will make a significant improvement to the working lives of many low paid women.
“UNISON pays tribute to the cleaners and St George’s medical students for their role in ensuring that the London Living Wage was fully implemented”.
Linda Perks, UNISON Regional Secretary stated:
“As a union we are fully committed to ensuring all staff on the St George’s Hospital site secure as a minimum the London Living Wage. UNISON is hoping to conclude London Living Wage agreements with all medical school’s in the Capital.”
UNISON St George’s Hospital branch has over 2,000 members and has campaigned for a London Living Wage over many years.