Strikers announce seven-day action beginning on 17 July in struggle to stay as NHS workers
Members at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS trust started a five-day strike today – here’s why, their own words
The planned outsourcing of staff at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust is not in the interests of staff nor patients, says UNISON. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has written to the head of the north west NHS Trust outlining some key concerns about the proposal to establish a wholly owned subsidiary. Around 900 staff, […]
Conference calls for full review of outsourcing as tide begins to turn
‘I was a bit nervous about coming out on strike, but we’ve all stood together and supported each other,’ says Carol, a domestic at Wrightington, Wigan and Leight NHS Trust
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh hospital staff strike for 48 hours over plans to outsource their jobs to wholly owned private company
UNISON highlighted the huge risks in these ambitious plans from the outset.
NHS trust’s plans to move jobs and workers to its own private company sees 89% vote for strike – in a 79% turn-out
Members recruited when Greater Manchester PTS was privately run are paid less with inferior terms and conditions
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Union’s campaign sees employer agree to bring all core support services back in house by September 2018
The ‘scourge of outsourcing’ and the successes we need to add to
Members vote in favour of package which keeps employment status after outsourcing battle that saw membership increase by 40%
Only by bringing the party back together, can we build better public services for all. Only by bringing the party back together can we ensure decent pay for our public service champions.
Staff are ‘rightly anxious’ about the implications of cost-cutting pressure on trusts