St George’s is encouraging members of the public to continue to seek hospital care when required while Mitie staff – including cleaners and caterers – take industrial action as additional resources have been put in place to support teams during this time to continue to provide services safely and mitigate any disruption.

A small number of GMB union members who work for Mitie at St George’s Hospital in Tooting will take industrial action from 20 – 26 June over Mitie pay periods moving from four-weekly to monthly paydays.

A St George’s spokesperson said: “Patients should continue to use hospital services as they normally would and call NHS 111 in the first instance for health care advice. Cleaners and domestic staff are hugely valued members of our team and we hope Mitie finds a resolution soon.”

As usual, for urgent, unplanned health care, please call NHS 111 first for advice on which part of the NHS can best support you with your care. Alternatively, please speak to a GP or a pharmacist.

Previous related industrial action went ahead on 30 May, 6 and 7 June. Clinical services remained unaffected and there were no issues with maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

Notes to editors

  • Dates of industrial action: 20 – 26 June.
  • GMB members who work for Mitie at St George’s are employed by Mitie. St George’s contracts a service from Mitie.
  • Mitie staff at St George’s include: cleaning, domestics and patient catering.
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