UNISON Cymru/Wales has today (27 June) slammed Cardiff and the Vale Health Board for itsdecision to proceed with a redundancy process that will see almost 400 members of staff lose their jobs.
“UNISON is extremely angry and disappointed by the decision that Cardiff and the Vale Health Board has made,” says UNISON Cymru/Wales head of health
“We are currently in the middle of discussions with NHS employers and the Welsh government about savings that could be made across the whole of NHS Wales, with a view to avoiding redundancy situations.
“Cardiff and the Vale Health Board’s decision to proceed with a redundancy process completely cuts across and undermines those discussions.
“The health board are claiming that redundancies are a last resort after all other possibilities are exhausted, and are using the excuse ‘legal obligations’ to force a situation that we believe is not necessary at this stage.
“We believe there are lots more savings that could be made before we get into discussions about possible redundancies, and we have told the health board this.
“Our members will now be extremely worried for their jobs as a result of steps that we believe the health board are taking unnecessarily at this stage.
“UNISON has raised this matter directly with the health minister and will be seeking urgent discussions with him.”
For further information please contact Dawn Bowden, UNISON Cymru/Wales head of health: firstname.lastname@example.org, 07944 191557.