Domestics vote overwhelmingly for strike action to halt privatisation at the Princess Alexandra

Cleaners at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow have today (Friday) voted almost unanimously in favour of strike action against plans to outsource cleaning services. UNISON members voted 99% in favour of industrial action on an 84% turnout. The 220 staff that provide cleaning and domestic services warn that if jobs are transferred to the […]

Hospital catering workers strike on May Day

Outsourced Doncaster and Bassetlaw hospital members plan 11 days of strikes in May to win health service pay rise

UCL staff say: ‘Bring them in!’

Outsourced staff have worse terms, conditions and pensions – and UNISON is committed to helping them win

Liverpool hospital staff give 100% backing to industrial action

Ballot of outsourced support staff at Liverpool Women’s Hospital comes as company refuses to pay NHS rates

UCL UNISON launches #BringThemIn campaign for outsourced workers

‘Our members deserve equality in terms and conditions’ declares union

Wythenshawe Sodexo staff win NHS pay rates

Moves toward industrial action ballot see Manchester hospital’s facility staff welcome in the new year with a pay boost

It’s all about protecting members and services

Higher education conference agrees a raft of campaigns to defend university workers and the sector

Camden wardens start five-day strike

Pay dispute with contractor NSL escalates in north London borough

Goldsmiths cleaners celebrate winning a return in house

Workers were set to lose hours and pay, but campaigning has seen the employer move to bring the team back in house

strikers on the 30 June march with placards, banner and balloons

New strike dates announced in Wigan ‘subco‘ dispute

Strikers announce seven-day action beginning on 17 July in struggle to stay as NHS workers

‘We want to stay in the NHS: for ourselves and future generations’

Members at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS trust started a five-day strike today – here’s why, their own words

NHS outsourcing is bad for staff and bad for patients

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, […]

Delegate's t shirt with slogan: unity is our strength

Councils are bringing public services back in house

Conference calls for full review of outsourcing as tide begins to turn

picket line at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan

North west hospital workers set for second strike over outsourcing

‘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

NHS trust workers demonstrating against the plans

I love working for the NHS – so I’m striking against being outsourced

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh hospital staff strike for 48 hours over plans to outsource their jobs to wholly owned private company