“Sad day” as subco takes over Gloucestershire NHS estates and facilities

UNISON has condemned the transfer of 675 Gloucestershire NHS staff into a new company, scheduled to go ahead this Sunday. Porters, cleaners and sterile services workers will no longer be part of the NHS once they transfer into “Gloucestershire Managed Services”. Although hospital bosses have claimed staff will keep their NHS pay and benefits, the […]

UNISON vows to fight on as Gloucestershire subco transfer date announced

  The Gloucestershire SubCo transfer date for around 700 NHS staff was confirmed as 1 April 2018 at a meeting of the Trust board last night. Commenting on the Board’s decision, UNISON organiser Michael Sweetman said: “Rushing the decision through on such short notice shows the Trust bosses are panicking. Staff were given just a […]

Joint Union Statement on Gloucestershire SubCo Board Decision

Unison, Unite the Union and the Royal College of Nursing are appalled that the Board of Gloucestershire Hospitals has chosen to proceed with its plan to transfer 750 of its lowest-paid staff outside the NHS. In doing so the Board of the Trust has ignored the views of the 900 staff who signed the petition […]

Unions lead rally to stop the Gloucestershire subco plan

Trade unions will this Wednesday hold a rally to stop the Gloucestershire subco plan to transfer 750 NHS staff into a separate company. Sign up to attend the rally on Facebook Health campaigners will assemble outside a meeting of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS trust governors who are set to discuss the proposals at their meeting that […]

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 […]