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First-year_nursing_-_a_text-book_for_pupils_during_their_first_year_of_hospital_work_%281921%29_%2814763121365%29.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710xOutsourced cleaners are treated so badly they feel obliged to work even when they’re ill. This should not be tolerated

Today, for the seventh time in five weeks, cleaners, caterers and porters at St Mary’s hospital in London will be going on strike. They work for Sodexo, a French multinational outsourcing firm that has been contracted to provide these services to the hospital. Last month hundreds of them voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action. Their union, United Voices of the World, has committed itself to successive weeks of strike action that will stretch well into December if the demands of its members remain unmet.


The Guardian

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