Outsourced security guards at the world-famous Great Ormond Street Hospital in London are taking strike action against the hospital and their employer, Carlisle Support Services.
The strike, which is scheduled to last six weeks, began last week after hospital management failed to meet an extended deadline to engage with the worker’s demands.
Jeremy Corbyn was among those who turned out to the strike rally on Thursday (3 February) to offer support to the workers.
NationalWorld spent three days with the workers and activists from the United Voices of the World trade union, to find out more about the dispute.
Photos by Ethan Shone/NationalWorld.
1. Workers open a bottle of prosecco donated by another trade union on Wednesday night (2 February) before the strike gets underway
2. Workers prepare signs and banners for the picket
3. A letter in support of the striking workers from a former GOSH patients, on display in the UVW’s office
4. UVW members and GOSH security guards at the strike rally on Thursday (3 February)