Domestics, porters, catering and maintenance staff at Royal Bolton Hospital are employed by a wholly-owned subsidiary company called iFM Bolton.
iFM Bolton are refusing to pay hospital staff the nationally-agreed NHS pay rates.
These are the rates of pay that staff doing the same jobs in other hospitals already receive.
Just last year, iFM Bolton signed an agreement to pay the NHS rates, but they have not fulfilled this promise to staff.
UNISON members at iFM Bolton are campaigning for fair pay, and are taking strike action.
If you or your union branch would like to contribute to the Hardship Fund for striking workers, the details are:
UNISON Bolton Health
Sort code: 60-83-01
Account number: 4902 4940
News stories about the dispute can be viewed here: