HSE staff burn payslips to protest over bad deal


HSE staff burn payslips to protest over bad deal

Staff at the Health and Safety Executive will undertake a series of protests across the country tomorrow (Friday) following a decision by HSE management to impose its 2003 pay offer.

Members of the specialist union Prospect will demonstrate outside HSE’s London headquarters at Rose Court, Southwark Bridge at 9am, and St Hugh’s House, Bootle at 11.30am, to burn their payslips in protest at the decision.

Staff at other HSE offices across the country will take a variety of protest measures including 15-minute work stoppages and flexi-protests where all staff come in at the last start time and leave at earliest finish.

They are outraged by the deal worth just 1.7% to the most experienced staff and nothing for those in specialist grades. Tomorrow’s protest is the latest move in the pay dispute that has already seen a one-day strike and an ongoing campaign to work-to-rule.