Gloucestershire NHS plan to outsource 900 staff must stop

The board of Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust will this Wednesday (8 November) hold secret talks on the Gloucestershire NHS plan to outsource 900 staff into a subsidiary company. In a bid to cut costs, the Trust wants to pursue an alleged VAT saving by selling services to itself. Managers have been open about their desire to […]

UNISON members rally outside Thornbury library

Stop the South Glos library cuts!

30% of library staff in South Gloucestershire could be sacked under Tory Councillors’ plans to hit the local service, despite the council’s own consultation showing most public support for stopping library cuts. With £650k of cuts planned over the next three years, the library service will see its budget (£2.6m) fall by more than one […]

OSJCT derecognition battle reaches final stages

Councillors back UNISON against Order of St John Care Trust as de-recognition battle reaches final stages UNISON’s fight to stop the Order of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) from kicking it out of Gloucestershire care homes has been boosted by the support of councillors across the county. Despite campaigning by care staff in Gloucestershire, OSJCT […]