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 […]

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 […]

Environment Agency workers balloted after real-terms pay cut imposed

Environment Agency workers are being balloted on industrial action after bosses imposed a miserly 1.3% pay deal. The government agency told staff it would force them to accept the below-inflation offer after UNISON members voted to reject it by an overwhelming 91%. With inflation running at 3.3%, the offer is in reality a 2% pay […]

UCU and UNISON back strike action by further education college staff

24 February 2016 Thousands of staff at further education colleges across the east of England are set to walk out today (Wednesday) causing major disruption to lessons. Lecturers, librarians, technicians, cleaners and caretakers who belong to UNISON and the University and College Union (UCU) are among those taking part in the one-day strike over pay. […]