Health Privatisation Plan Scrapped In Bradford

UNISON negotiated to change the Trust's mind.

Plans made by the Bradford NHS Trust which would see hundreds of NHS workers transferred to a private company have been scrapped, says UNISON.

Porters, cleaners, security staff and other support staff would have been the workers affected by the transfer.

The Bradford NHS Trust had announced the plans for the privatisation earlier this year which resulted in the affected NHS employees – who are members of UNISON – voting for strike action.

They took part in 3 weeks of strike action over the summer to oppose the plans.

After lengthy negotiations between UNISON and the Trust Board, senior executives have agreed to put an end to the privatisation plans.

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis commented on the victory saying “This is extremely good news for the staff who will continue to be employed by the NHS.”

“Splitting workers within the same Trust between different employers makes no sense and adds further complications to patient care.”

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