NHS workers to strike at three hospitals over privatisation plans

Facilities staff at Wexham Park and Heatherwood hospitals in Berkshire, and at Frimley Park in Surrey have announced dates for strike action, in an escalation of their campaign to stay in the NHS. Their employer Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (FHFT) plans to privatise up to 1,000 NHS cleaners, caterers, porters, security and estates staff […]

Proposals could protect the NHS from a no-deal Brexit

It’s time to draw a line under a system that continually wastes time and money

Blog: Privatisation demeans, damages and destroys – let’s bring services back in-house where they belong

Privatisation demeans, damages and destroys. Privatisation was never a necessity, nor will it ever be. The toxic mix of privatisation and austerity was a political choice, but there is an alternative to this wanton profiteering.

End privatisation disgrace to protect public services

Privatisation failed in the 80s, again in the 90s and it’s still failing today

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

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Grayling’s botched reforms have finally been abandoned

Probation privatisation has been a shambles and must end now, says UNISON

Time to return services to public control

Privatisation at Chesterfield Royal Hospital will drive out staff and is a worrying sign for the future

Responding to the transfer of more than 700 staff at Chesterfield Royal Hospital Trust to a new private arm’s-length company this week

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Chief inspector’s report ‘final nail in coffin of probation privatisation’

UNISON calls for probation to be brought back into public sector as a reunified and locally run service

Cervical screening return to NHS is welcome, says UNISON

Smooth handover now needed and assurances about jobs after privatisation failure

Interserve contracts must be bought back in-house, says UNISON

Firm’s collapse another example of catastrophic failures of privatisation

Fix probation flaws by returning services to public ownership, says UNISON

NAO report shows failures of privatised probation contracts

New proposals could help protect the NHS from an uncertain world post-Brexit, says UNISON

Welcome for reforms which could remove NHS competition

UCL UNISON launches #BringThemIn campaign for outsourced workers

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

It’s all about protecting members and services

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