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1st February 2023

FIRST EVER G4S CASH STRIKE AS 1,200 GMB MEMBERS WALK OUT 

FIRST EVER G4S CASH STRIKE AS 1,200 GMB MEMBERS WALK OUT 

Barclays, Tesco, Asda, Wetherspoons and Asda face cash shortages is GMB Members walk out 

G4S faces its first ever strike after 1,200 GMB members voted to walk out. 

The workers, who deliver cash and coins to the likes of Barclays, HSBC, Tesco, Wetherspoon, Santander, Asda and Aldi, returned a 97 per cent vote for industrial action. [See note 1 for full client list] 

The strike is scheduled to take place from 3am on Monday 4 December 2022, sparking genuine fears of cash shortages over Christmas. 

The last time G4S Cash workers voted to strike; the Bank of England is thought to have pressured G4S into improving their offer because they the Bank’s insurer demands minimum staffing levels. 

G4S Cash, part of Allied International, originally offered members a part pay freeze, though have now tabled an offer of 4 per cent and lump sum bonus based on contracted hours. 

Eamon O’Hearn, GMB National Officer, said: 

“There are low paid workers doing a dangerous job, transferring the cash so many of us still rely on every day. 

“All they are asking for is a wage they can live on, that they can feed their families on, that they can treat their children this Christmas on. 

“G4S Cash staff provide an absolutely vital service. If they walk out, we can genuine cash shortages over the festive period.”