Time called on NHS subco outsourcing plans after Carillion collapse

The collapse of Carillion shows the risk to workers and service users from outsourcing, public service union UNISON has today told NHS bosses. The union is now calling for plans drawn up by South West health trusts to outsource thousands of staff into “subsidiary companies” (subcos) to be paused and reviewed in light of the […]

Protect staff and suppliers by bringing Swindon Carillion contracts into public ownership

Responding to today’s news that Carillion has gone into liquidation, UNISON South West regional secretary Joanne Kaye said: “Private firms have played pass the parcel with Swindon’s Carillion employees and now the music has stopped. “For health and school staff in the middle of a transfer from Carillion to yet another private firm running our public services, […]

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 […]

£1 million at risk as Devon contractor reneges on deal

£1 million of taxpayers’ money at risk as contractor Optum reneges on agreement UNISON is calling upon Devon County Council to save £1m of tax payers’ money as a dispute escalates due to failings within the Council’s procurement process. At a time when Devon NHS Services face a £402m black hole by 2020 an unnecessary […]