‘Demoralising’ three-tier workforce creates £1,000 pay gap for Luton & Dunstable Hospital cleaners

Many cleaners at Luton & Dunstable Hospital are more than £1,000 a year worse off than their colleagues doing the same job because of a “confusing and demoralising” three-tier workforce created by outsourcer Engie, UNISON warns today. UNISON, the union representing workers at Luton & Dunstable Hospital, is calling on the Trust not to renew […]

Bedford Hospital outsourcing would be harmful to patients

Bedford Hospital must abandon any efforts to outsource its domestic services for the good of staff and patients, UNISON says. The hospital informed domestic staff last week that it plans to market test its cleaning services, the first step towards them being sold out of the NHS. UNISON warns that outsourcing services would hit patient […]