Avoid outsourcing services unless there’s a clear public benefit, says UNISON

Christina McAnea says essential public services should be run for the public, not for profit

female cleaner in a hospital

Hospital staff in Liverpool are coming home

Staff at two Liverpool hospital sites who work as cleaners, porters, caterers and in other domestic services will be transferred in-house on 1 April

Five UNISON members on an OCS picket line, with UNISON flags and banner reading: 'Claps don't pay the bills – key workers demand fair pay'.

OCS workers secure major victory after 26 days of strike action

The outsourced workers have won a pay rise of over 14%, an extra week’s leave and the same sick pay as their directly-employed NHS colleagues

UNISON wins insourcing of Serco staff in five London hospitals

Christina McAnea praises the ‘welcome move’ that means nearly 2,000 facilities management staff will return to Agenda for Change conditions

Unions hold last-ditch talks to avert Cumberland Infirmary strike

Mitie, the hospital trust and Health Management Carlisle are squabbling over who is responsible for paying 150 workers unsocial hours payments that have been missed for a decade

Homerton Hospital workers secure living wage and sick pay victory

But outsourced staff still have much to fight for, says UNISON

Outsourced cleaners at Luton and Dunstable Hospital claim NHS pay victory

UNISON applauds ‘life-changing improvement for these vital workers’

Addaction strikers suspend pay campaign

Striking drug and alcohol rehabilitation workers in Wigan and Leigh in dispute over failed pay promises and staff shortages, halt campaign because of coronavirus

Council cleaners celebrate after seeing off outsourcing threat

UNISON campaigning sees Middlesbrough council drop privatisation plan

UNISON deal ends outsourcing at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Staff to benefit from improved, pay, pension and sickness allowances

North West hospital strikes end as UNISON reaches settlement

Agreement brings significant pay rise for outsourced health workers


University staff in Edinburgh to stay directly employed

Campus operations staff at Queen Margaret University chalk up win in campaign against outsourcing threat

A month of perennial change

But championing and defending our members are always on UNISON’s agenda

Compass hospital workers take fair pay protest to company’s Surrey HQ, says UNISON

Most Compass employees earn minimum wage, yet work with NHS colleagues paid more for same jobs

Low-paid UCL workers celebrate UNISON-brokered pay deal

UniversityHundreds of outsourced UCL staff are celebrating after UNISON secured the same pay, pension and annual leave rights as directly employed workers.