The G4S staff, who ship money and cash to banks, vote to strike for 48 hours in a dispute over pay.
Tons of of staff at British safety firm G4S have voted to strike for 48 hours in early December in a dispute over pay, in accordance with commerce union GMB, warning the walkout may trigger money shortages over the Christmas interval.
The G4S staff ship money and cash to banks, together with Barclays, HSBC and Santander in addition to supermarkets Tesco, Asda and Aldi, the union stated in a press release on Tuesday.
A spokesperson for G4S, which was purchased by American group Allied Common final yr, stated the corporate was persevering with to interact with its workers and the union.
“[We] hope to achieve an amicable settlement with out the necessity for industrial motion,” the spokesperson stated.
The union stated 97 p.c of its G4S members who took half in a poll had backed industrial motion, which is ready to start at 03:00 GMT on December 4 and final for 48 hours initially.
Their discontent kinds a part of a wider industrial unrest within the nation this yr, as pay rises fail to maintain tempo with hovering inflation.
“G4S Money employees present a fully very important service,” GMB Nationwide Officer Eamon O’Hearn stated.
“All they’re asking for is a wage they’ll stay on, that they’ll feed their households on, that they’ll deal with their kids this Christmas on.”