Search tagged outsourcing

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 […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

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

Article on the UNISON National site.

Camden wardens start five-day strike

Pay dispute with contractor NSL escalates in north London borough

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

New strike dates announced in Wigan ‘subco‘ dispute

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

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

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

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Virgincare must prove commitment to public services

Work with us and prove your commitment to public services, UNISON urges Virgin Care Commenting on Bath and North East Somerset Council’s vote to award Virgin Care the community health contract previously held by Sirona, UNISON regional organiser John Drake said: “It’s time to move forward together to build a stronger health service for local people. We’ve […]

News, Press release on the UNISON South West site.

Outsourcing NHS staff is ‘bad for’ patients, says UNISON

UNISON has voiced serious concerns over plans by Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust to outsource hundreds of NHS staff. UNISON requested an urgent meeting with chief executive Colin Martin outlining the negative impact of transferring staff to the wholly owned subsidiary, Tees Esk and Wear Valleys Estates FM Limited. They claim that outsourcing […]

Article on the UNISON Northern site.

Low paid cleaners to be outsourced by Middlesbrough Council

Cleaners working for Middlesbrough Council say councillors are planning to outsource their jobs simply to save money and are worried the move will see them earning lower wages and suffering cuts to their pensions in future. The 140 workers – who are among the lowest paid at the local authority – have been told their jobs are to […]

Article, News on the UNISON Northern site.

Bradford NHS members suspend strike action

UNISON to present its case to trust for services to remain in-house

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Pembrokeshire services to be saved from outsourcing

In a landmark political decision that will be noted by councils across Wales, Pembrokeshire County Council looks set to throw out plans to outsource local leisure services to a charitable trust. After dedicated campaigning by UNISON won over local politicians, all services are to remain under council control. In what is being described as a […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

UNISON welcomes West Sussex jobs move

UNISON has welcomed the decision to “insource” admin jobs at the West Sussex multi-agency safeguarding hub that deals with children and young people. Administration at the hub is currently covered by a county council contract with Capita. But now the council says it is bringing the admin jobs under direct management because “vulnerable children are […]

News on the UNISON South East site.

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

News on the UNISON National site.

It’s all about protecting members and services

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

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

‘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

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

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

Article on the UNISON National site.