Weʼve raised £120 to help seek Justice For G4S Covid Workers, who are being bullied, intimidated, victimised and unfairly/wrongfully dismissed in the workplace.
- Funded on Tuesday, 28th September 2021
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We need your urgent help to fight the injustices of bullying, intimidation, victimisation, and unfair instant dismissals that are currently being perpetrated against G4S covid operatives.
Any amount that you can pledge, large or small will help contribute to our legal fund, allowing us to challenge the draconian policies, perpetrated by G4S on UK covid testing sites. With your help we can challenge G4S through a tribunal / parliamentary process, to create a more welcoming and safer working environment for all G4S covid operatives, so that they can go to work and continue to help protect the UK public without the fear of being bullied, intimidated, victimised or unfairly/wrongfully dismissed by G4S management.
This is a true David and Goliath battle, where the Justice for G4S Covid Workers Campaign Team are challenging the might of G4S, one of the largest private employers in the world, over human rights issues, relating to Bullying, Intimidation, Victimisation, and Unfair/Wrongful Dismissal. Many individuals, from all walks of life, who found themselves suddenly unemployed at the start of this unprecedented covid pandemic, have had no choice but to work within the covid sector of G4S, in order to pay bills, to keep their homes, and to put food on the table. For over a year, operatives have stood on the front line of G4S covid testing stations, often in freezing storm conditions, putting their wellbeing and their family’s wellbeing at risk on a daily basis from catching covid, whilst helping to keep the UK population protected, tested and safe. G4S and the associated agencies who employ these operatives are making tens of millions of pounds in profit from lucrative Government covid contracts, yet they are riding roughshod over the fundamental rights of their workforce.
G4S have in the region of 7,000 covid operatives throughout the UK, contracted via a number of umbrella employment agencies. G4S covid sector management have stated that they are not prepared to be bound by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Services (ACAS) and therefore covid workers engaged on any G4S covid test site have no rights to any ACAS protection. The organisers of the Justice for G4S Covid Workers Campaign are wanting to challenge the misconception put forward by G4S that these operatives are simply agency workers, and it is our opinion that these workers should be classified in the category of G4S employees, and afforded the right to challenge any unjust disciplinary or dismissal directives. We also believe that it is a fundamental human right for every worker to be protected from these aforementioned injustices, and that proper and correct grievance procedures should be in place for all operatives.
Whether the contracted individual is classed in the capacity of ‘employee’ or ‘worker’ the importance of following a fair disciplinary procedure is paramount in today’s modern workplace, and the ACAS Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures is the suggested minimum that any workplace should follow. ACAS states that in order to keep amicable working relationships, it is a good idea if all employers follow the same ACAS procedures for all workers. Workers should under no circumstances be subjected to bullying and intimidation within the workplace, and G4S should not be allowed to simply dismiss workers at a whim, and without the benefit of a properly conducted grievance procedure.
Many G4S covid operatives work with a daily fear of losing their job, and these operatives feel unable to complain or challenge any issues because of the intimidation and threat of being subjected to instant dismissal. This is placing an immense strain on the mental wellbeing of operatives, who are already under pressure because of the disruption to their lives brought about by this unprecedented covid crisis.
PLEASE BRING IT TO OUR ATTENTION - YOUR VOICE MATTERS
These instances of bullying, intimidation, victimisation and dismissal have been perpetrated at G4S covid testing sites in and around Hull, however we feel that this is potentially just the tip of the iceberg. Such is the culture of G4S and their refusal to adhere to any ACAS policies, it is impossible to believe that operatives on other G4S sites throughout the UK have not been subjected to similar grievances.
So, if you have experienced bullying, intimidation, victimisation, or believe that you were unfairly/wrongfully dismissed and were not afforded any grievance procedures, whilst working on a G4S covid testing site then please get in touch, we will look at publishing your story. We will also keep it anonymous if requested. Please CLICK HERE and visit our webpage for further details.
Collectively we can bring about change and challenge these injustices.
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Jun 1, 2021
Two very honest and hardworking people who deserve justice for the way that they have been treated. Wishing you success with your case.
May 31, 2021
What a fantastic cause, all the best in reaching your target and every success in achieving your aims. These large multi-national companies need bringing to task.
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