House of Commons
Fair pay and treatment of outsourced staff at Northwick Park Hospital
EDM #13
Tabled 15 October 2019
2019-19 Session
That this House expresses concern that many of the 400 outsourced catering, porters, cleaners and ward hostesses employed by Medirest, which is part of the Compass Group, at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow are being paid £8.21 an hour rather than the Living Wage Foundation rate of £9 an hour and £10.55 an hour in London, in spite of the fact that Compass Group’s annual report demonstrated pre-tax operating profits of more than £1.6 billion; notes that the Compass Group CEO received total remuneration of more than £4.5 million in 2018; further notes reports of bullying and high workloads of Medirest staff who provide vital services such as caring for deceased patients and cleaning blood, vomit and human waste; calls for an urgent increase in pay and a root-and-branch investigation into those concerns; and believes that to help secure and maintain a first-class, modern health service the recent NHS pay increase awarded to directly employed staff should be at the very least matched by the owners of Medirest to their staff at Northwick Park Hospital.

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