Jesika castigated "Kingdom Services Group for its involvement in using agency staff to undermine a legitimate industrial dispute which we are legally challenging". Utilising scab labour will only increase the resolve of the exploited workforce. As a frontline workforce, daily exposed to the risks or COVID19, the security staff's £8.89 to £9.89 per hour is an insult. By the close of the week's industrial action, the employer remained unprepared to engage in meaningful negotiations with Unite.
In a statement to the Morning Star, Jesika noted: "The last few days of strike action have been very successful with a great deal of support from the public and Reading local councillors".