UNISON “disappointed” as 1000 Great Western Hospital staff move to new company

1000 NHS staff from Great Western Hospitals NHS Trust will transfer to a new limited liability partnership this Sunday. Nurses, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists at GWH received letters on 9 March confirming their employer would change to “Wiltshire Health and Care LLP”. Affected staff work in wards and in the community across Wiltshire. The new organisation […]

“A Council that supports its workers” – what’s at stake in Swindon local elections

The Swindon local elections on 3 May 2018 will be crucial to the future of residents and UNISON members. Labour group leader Jim Grant writes for UNISON Labour Link Labour only need to win four seats in order to become the majority party on the Council. We have done unprecedented levels of work so far […]

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, […]