UNISON has secured a trade union recognition agreement with social care provider Lifeways, for all of its workers based in Salford.
Facilities staff employed by iFM Bolton - the Trust’s wholly-owned subsidiary company - will now receive the full NHS pay rates after taking strike action last week.
Catering staff, cleaners and porters are amongst the hospital workers taking strike action in Bolton over pay.
“iFM Bolton managers made a promise to staff that they would pay the NHS rates. They just need to fulfil that promise."
Support staff at the University of Manchester are being consulted about taking strike action over plans to cut their pensions by more than 20%.