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'We don't have enough to survive': Jobcentre security staff in second week of striking over pay

Security staff for G4S are out in numbers for a second week of strike action to get better pay.

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Steadman Green, 59, is leading the strike for the second week in a row and claims they will continue until a 'fair deal' is agreed on

The striking group have come out in force with representatives of GMB Union to picket the city centre's Jobcentre off Temple Street, and have said they will not stop until their needs are met by the security firm.

The workers have been in a dispute with G4S for three years and are still unhappy with the current compromises offered to them by the firm after years of negotiating and a multi-billion pound buy-out.

According to Reuters, the G4S takeover battle came to an end in 2021, after a majority of the security company's shareholders accepted a £3.8billion pound ($5.28billion) offer from US rival Allied Universal.

The walk-out today will be followed by further action on May 20, 28 and 29.

Steadman Green, 59, is leading the strike for the second week in a row and claims they will continue until a 'fair deal' is agreed on

Speaking today, one of the group's leaders, Steadman Green, 56, said: "We're here for a second week in a row, and we'll be here every week until we're listened to.

"We still have not heard anything from G4S in response to last week's protests, which is disappointing.

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