Workers who recently lost their jobs may be back to work soon as boss promises to re-establish pre-cut employment levels.
Although we should wait until the contracts are actually signed to celebrate, workers won significant demands after refusing to work on Monday. 130 cleaners and meal servers gathered in the hospital lobby at 7AM, delivering their demands to the hospital director and demanding that the boss of the cleaning service company come to the hospital to negotiate.
After hours of negotiations, the boss promised to increase employment and some workers should get their jobs back. There were various problems at the workplace, but the action was caused by the fact that about 30 people lost their jobs and the other workers were expected to cover this work. As it is, many workers have a lot of overtime, some of it unpaid and some not paid at the correct rate.
The quick resolution of the situation was surprising to most. Some are cautious to celebrate until everything is implemented as promised. The boss was reluctant to sign anything and only did so after the workers refused to work until everything was put in writing. However the cleaning companies have changed 3 times in the past year, so the situation is still precarious as nobody knows how long the work with this firm will last.