GMB is to ballot more than 1,100 G4S Cash members for strike action over what they believe to be a real terms pay cut. Workers are reportedly angry after the company offered a pay increase of just 2.5% – well below current inflation rate of 4.8& RPI
G4S Cash refused to meet GMB’s demand for a 7.5% pay increase, reinstatement of an overtime rate when they work more than 39 hours a week and night payment rates to be paid between 10pm and 6am. The ballot will begin on October 11 and end on November 1. “The strike could see ATM’s run out of cash and airports without foreign currency”, says GMB Union.
GMB Members working for G4S Cash deliver money across the country – a dangerous job which leaves them open to attack and which they continued to do throughout the pandemic.
“Our members working for G4S cash put their lives on the line making sure ATM’s and bureau de changes across the UK are kept stocked. It’s a difficult, dangerous job which they carried out throughout covid. With inflation rising all the time, it’s only right they have a pay rise that actually means more money in their pocket – as well as overtime and night payments that reflect the work they do. GMB is balloting members for strike action – if it goes ahead you can expect to see cash shortages across the country”, said Nadine Houghton, GMB National Officer.