GMB activists joined MP’s, Councillors and fellow trade unionists and Hull families outside the offices of A.T.O.S. in Stanley Street Hull on 19 February 2014 at 11am to protest against A.T.O.S. Healthcare, the company that carries out ‘fitness for work’ tests on sick and disabled benefit claimants. (more…)
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In January of this year, GMB representatives on the DHL/ Nisa site in Scunthorpe, had been alerted by agency workers that £15 had been deducted from their wages without prior notification. This sector of the workforce had been told that they were being charged for their mi-fare cards; these cards gain them entry through the turnstile gates onto the site, operate and gain them secure lockers, give access to the distribution warehouse, pay for food/ drink as they activate the carousel machines and canteen tills, they also activate the mechanical handling equipment (MHE) which is an essential requirement to fulfil their role. No other sector of the workforce employed on site has to ‘pay’ for these obligatory cards, without which, you cannot work.