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Former Metro School Custodians Upset

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by Amanda Hara

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Hundreds of former Metro School custodians now working for a company outsourced to do the work said they're getting a raw deal.

One woman, who didn't want to be identified, worked for Metro Schools for nearly a decade.

In June, when the custodians were laid off and the work was outsourced to GCA Services, she was hired back on. 

In exchange for the contract with Metro Schools, GCA Services promised that it would hire on some of those laid off custodians.

But out of 600 workers, only 200 were given jobs. GCA also promised to pay comparable wages, and offer benefits. But workers who were hired saID they took a 30 percent pay cut.

"I can't afford to pay the bills it's a drastic cut from 16 all the way down to 13 that's a drastic cut," the woman who didn't want to be identified said.

The SEIU union is trying to work with GCA Services to represent the custodians and make sure workers get a fair shake.

GCA Services did not return our phone calls Friday night.

Email: ahara@newschannel5.com 

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