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PAH cleaners will call dispute if privatisation plans go ahead

Cleaners at Princess Alexandra Hospital have put their bosses on notice that unless the hospital ditches “hazardous” plans to privatise cleaning services, they will go into dispute, UNISON says today. If a dispute is declared, the PAH Trust will have to come to the negotiating table to try to resolve problems. If that fails external conciliation […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

National Assembly of Women celebrates PAH victory

The National Assembly of Women has celebrated the Princess Alexandra Hospital domestics’ fantastic victory against privatisation on the front page of its journal, Sisters. Inside, UNISON regional organiser Caroline Hennessy tells the history of the dispute and explains why the domestics were fighting to keep their jobs in the NHS. You can read Sisters Summer 2019 […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Victory for Princess Alexandra domestics on eve of strike

Domestics at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow today called off six days of planned strikes after their employer dropped plans to outsource their jobs. The Trust had been market testing its cleaning and catering services with the aim of putting them out to tender, claiming just last week that it would take until at least […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

Princess Alexandra Hospital domestics to strike for six days against ‘insulting’ outsourcing plans

Domestics at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow will take six days of strike action to stop plans to kick their jobs out of the NHS. UNISON warns that plans to move 220 cleaning and domestic staff at the hospital out of the NHS would damage the Trust’s excellent infection control rates and hit staff pay and […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

Privatisation-threatened domestics rally outside Princess Alexandra Hospital

Domestics at Princess Alexandra Hospital rallied today to keep their jobs in the NHS. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis joined dozens of domestics for a lunchtime rally outside the hospital to express their opposition to the mooted privatisation of their jobs. UNISON warns that outsourcing would create a two-tier workforce and damage the hospital’s leading […]

Article, News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

PAH domestics to ballot over privatisation plans

Cleaners at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow will ballot on industrial action over bosses’ refusal to bin the privatisation of domestic services, UNISON says today. UNISON has written to the Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust today to formally declare an industrial dispute, warning that outsourcing cleaning services will be bad for staff and patients. UNISON told […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

UNISON welcomes Harlow MP’s support in campaign against privatisation at Princess Alexandra Hospital

Harlow MP Robert Halfon has written to Princess Alexandra Hospital today, urging it to “reconsider” contracting out its cleaning services. The MP’s intervention came after UNISON representatives met him last week to explain their concerns over plans to privatise domestic services at the hospital. Cleaners from the hospital warned that outsourcing would create a two-tier […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

Princess Alexandra Hospital’s move to outsource cleaners is ‘breathtaking,’ says UNISON

Bosses at the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust in Harlow have made the ‘breathtaking’ decision to put their cleaning services out to tender, UNISON says today. The Trust has already begun market testing its domestic and estates services. It is now inviting private companies to bid on running the services and is expected to appoint […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

It’s up to Princess Alexandra to stop hospital strike

The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust has released a statement, calling its domestics decision to take six days of strike action ‘unprecedented’ and repeating its claim that no decision has been made about outsourcing its services. What is precedented is hospitals market testing their cleaning and catering services before selling them out of the NHS, leading […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Harlow hospital cleaners vote on strikes against outsourcing plan

Cleaners at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow are voting on strike action over bosses’ plans to privatise domestic services and kick them out of the NHS, UNISON says today. The domestics warn that patients will suffer if their jobs are transferred out of the NHS as a new private company would cut corners to make […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

UNISON leader Prentis backs PAH domestics’ battle

The leader of the UK’s biggest trade union today backed Harlow’s hospital cleaners fighting to keep their jobs in the NHS. Speaking to UNISON’s health conference in Bournemouth, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis paid tribute to the NHS workers on the front line in the battle against privatisation. Pointing to UNISON’s successful battles against wholly […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

Princess Alexandra Hospital cleaners back strikes to halt outsourcing from the NHS

Cleaners at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow have overwhelmingly voted to strike against plans to privatise cleaning services, UNISON says today. The domestic staff voted 98.6% in favour of strike action on an 83.5% turnout. They warn that if their services are allowed to be transferred into the private sector it would spell ‘disaster’ […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.