Cleaners at a Solihull school up in arms over pension pay shortfall - The Solihull Observer

Cleaners at a Solihull school up in arms over pension pay shortfall

Solihull Editorial 24th Feb, 2021   0

CLEANERS at a Solihull school are up in arms over claims that three years’ worth of payments have been diverted from their retirement funds.

Lyndon School cleaners, who are part of GMB union, claim Kingdom Services Group, a cleaning contractor, has pocketed £10,000 from member’s pensions.

GMB say the contractors have failed to deposit more than ten thousand pounds into their workers’ pension funds, despite deducting money from their pay cheques for more than three years.

A dozen workers discovered this as part of routine checks while Kingdom Cleaning attempts to sell its contract on to a new firm – which it failed to inform about the missing funds.

A spokesperson from Kingdom Services Group said: “We are aware there are outstanding contributions due and we are working with West Midlands Pension Fund to resolve the issue urgently.

“There is no intention on the part of Kingdom to avoid any liability in this matter and we are working to resolve this administrative problem promptly and without delay.

“There were various legal issues to overcome when we acquired the contract.

“We have been in constant contact with West Midlands Pension Fund throughout.”


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