GMB PROTEST WITH ‘COACH AND HORSES’ OVER BATH EMPLOYMENT AGENCY ILLEGALLY SUPPLYING STAFF TO SWINDON HOSPITAL DURING CARILLION STRIKE DAYS
GMB is asking the government’s enforcement body EASI to conduct an investigation into the alleged strike breaking as breaches of the regulations result in fines of £5,000 per worker per day supplied to do the work of the strikers
GMB staged a protest demonstrations today in both Swindon and Bath using a Wild West stagecoach and horses over a Bath employment agency running a ‘coach and horses’ through the law that forbids employment agencies to supply staff during trade disputes. This included driving the stagecoach around the grounds of the Great Western Hospital.
GMB has now made a formal complaint to the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EASI) that SkyBlue Solutions in Bath illegally supplied staff to the Great Western Hospital (GWH) in Swindon during strike days.
Around 150 GMB members are involved in strike action at the hospital against their PFI employer Carillion over allegations of bullying, harassment and discrimination. GMB members have already taken fifteen days of strike action at Great Western Hospital in Swindon. A further seven days of strike action from Saturday 17th March to Friday 23rd March is in progress