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

UNISON responds to NAO report on Capita and NHS England 

UNISON highlighted the huge risks in these ambitious plans from the outset.

NHS trust workers demonstrating against the plans

Wigan hospital staff vote for strike over outsourcing plans

NHS trust’s plans to move jobs and workers to its own private company sees 89% vote for strike – in a 79% turn-out

Patient transport members vote on industrial action over two-tier workforce

Members recruited when Greater Manchester PTS was privately run are paid less with inferior terms and conditions

UNISON welcomes West Sussex jobs move

Council brings safeguarding jobs back in house, citing fears that children are at risk because privatised contract delivers too few assessments

Higher education: UNISON wins SOAS commitment to end outsourcing

Union’s campaign sees employer agree to bring all core support services back in house by September 2018

Privatisation still the threat but we are turning the tide, conference hears

The ‘scourge of outsourcing’ and the successes we need to add to

Photograph of the Glasgow branch banner

Glasgow IT workers win job protection

Members vote in favour of package which keeps employment status after outsourcing battle that saw membership increase by 40%

Labour Conference: Stopping and reversing the failed experiment of privatisation

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.

Hospital porter

UNISON warns against outsourcing of NHS support services staff

Staff are ‘rightly anxious’ about the implications of cost-cutting pressure on trusts