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UNISON comments on new guidance for creation of NHS subsidiary companies

UNISON will be making full use of this guidance in our scrutiny of any future trust plans to set up subsidiaries

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Bolton hospital workers vow to go ahead with strike next week

Outsourced ‘subco’ workers reject latest pay offer as still below NHS pay

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

NEC gears up for growth

Two months of industrial action and campaigning shows why we need to go for growth, executive hears

Article on the UNISON National site.

Bolton members vote to strike over pay equality

Industrial action vote follows offer of 2% – well below Agenda for Change agreement – for workers transferred to NHS subco

Article on the UNISON National site.

Bolton hospital workers’ pay ballot opens

Voting papers dispatched today in vote over action on pay parity

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Yorkshire hospitals strike called off after trust halts privatisation plan

Trust announced that it has scrapped plans to create a wholly-owned subsidiary after angry response at staff meetings

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Outsourcing NHS staff is ‘bad for’ patients, says UNISON

UNISON has voiced serious concerns over plans by Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust to outsource hundreds of NHS staff. UNISON requested an urgent meeting with chief executive Colin Martin outlining the negative impact of transferring staff to the wholly owned subsidiary, Tees Esk and Wear Valleys Estates FM Limited. They claim that outsourcing […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

NHS workers to strike at Frimley and Wexham Park Hospitals

Facilities staff at Wexham Park, Frimley Park and Heatherwood Hospitals have voted in huge numbers to take strike action in an escalation of their campaign to stay in the NHS. The hospital trust plans to privatise up to 1,000 NHS cleaners, caterers, porters, security and estates staff to a new ‘wholly owned subsidiary’ company early […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Bradford NHS members suspend strike action

Some 300 UNISON members were preparing to escalate industrial action if the trust didn’t halt plans to transfer them to a wholly […]

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Bradford hospital staff strike to stay in the NHS

Picket lines mark the start of seven days of action against plans to transfer members to a wholly owned subsidiary private company

Article on the UNISON National site.

NHS pause of ‘subcos’ long overdue

This whole policy has been a damaging distraction. Valuable resources that could have gone on improving care have been wasted.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

August: it was no holiday

There was no lying on sun-loungers for UNISON or many of our members involved in key struggles at work

Article on the UNISON National site.

Bolton hospital workers to ballot on action for pay parity

Wholly-owned subsidiary pays staff less than directly-employed workers after failing to implement NHS pay rise

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Blog: Say no to Subcos

Our union will stand by all of those striking today, and anyone else who ends up in the same position. We need to knock back the misguided and dangerous Subco principle before it takes root.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Trust’s decision to halt outsourcing plans is a ‘fantastic victory’, says UNISON

Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust has reversed its decision to outsource NHS staff to a wholly owned subsidiary, UNISON has announced today (Thursday). The proposal would have seen around 600 employees, including maintenance workers, porters, housekeepers and caterers outsourced to the private company Tees Esk and Wear Valleys Estates FM Limited. UNISON voiced […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.