Mitie, the private contractor for hotel services in the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, has given 14 supervisors a pay award while continuing to ignore the lowest paid staff. Since transferring to Mitie four years ago there has been no cost of living pay increase for porters, cleaners and catering staff working at the hospitals in […]
Cleaners, porters and catering staff in Truro who are employed by private contractor Mitie are demanding the same pay rise as that given to their NHS colleagues last year, says UNISON.
The Health Service’s seventieth birthday will be marked on 5 July by health workers in public service union UNISON with events across Cornwall. UNISON at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske will invite staff and the public to sign a giant birthday card for the NHS. A photo with 70 people each holding up a “candle” […]
Care workers in Cornwall who look after people in their own homes are to be given more support to do their work. Cornwall Council has today signed Unison’s Ethical Care Charter which sets out a series of commitments to protect the rights of homecare workers and ensure dignity in care delivery through a consistent, well […]
High demand and lack of resources have seen RCHT management declare a Black Alert. UNISON explains why problems at Royal Cornwall Hospital are part of a bigger NHS crisis. We initially responded to these questions in an enquiry from Devon and Cornwall Media. The Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust was placed in special measures two months […]
After a series of “inadequate” ratings, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has placed the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust in special measures. UNISON South West regional organiser Siobhan Brown said: “People in Cornwall deserve good healthcare, but the CQC report is a damning and sad reflection that they aren’t receiving it. The NHS is under […]
UNISON are thrilled that Cornwall Councillors voted at the full council meeting to re-instate the Living Wage Foundation pay rate for staff at the bottom of the pay structure – the majority being women. In a joint campaign between the Trade Unions and the Labour Party, councillors were persuaded that Cornwall Council needed to continue […]