Sodexo staff at Brighton hospital ‘not paid properly'

08 January 2013 by
Sodexo staff at Brighton hospital ‘not paid properly'

Sodexo has come under fire from trade unions over staff payment issues at its £75m full services contract with Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Non-medical staff, including caterers, porters and cleaners, have not been paid properly since Sodexo took over the contract on 1 December, said the GMB union.

Staff should be paid weekly but some have been missing extra hours and basic pay.

Mark Turner, from the GMB, told the BBC: "Payments used to be made fortnightly, the company wanted to pay them weekly and were confident they could do that. These are low paid workers who have their bills like the rest of us."

A spokesperson from Sodexo said the issues with enhanced and overtime payments had resulted from system and data errors during a complex mobilisation.

"Contracted employees have now received correct payments for their normal hours since the start of our services.

"For those employees affected by the system errors, we immediately set up payroll clinics where we have made payments via either cash or bank transfer. We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

The hospital said it was "monitoring the situation" closely and was in regular contact with Sodexo.

By Janie Manzoori-Stamford

E-mail your comments to Janie Manzoori-Stamford here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to jobs

Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with jobs

Blogs on ]( Catch up with more news and gossip on all Caterer's blogs
[E-Newsletters]([ For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our E-newsletters
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking