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Christmas cancelled for outsourced NHS workers who can't afford to be sick



The Daily Mirror's Real Britain column covers the ongoing St Helens & Blackpool Compass dispute. Full text reproduced below.


Salford hospital security guards call off strike after eleventh hour pay deal

 

Staff employed by private contractor Engie Services Ltd within Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust have called off their planned 72 hour strike, which was set to begin tomorrow (Wednesday).


Outsourced hospital security staff in Salford to strike after Engie backtracks on pay deal

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Staff employed by private contractor Engie Services Ltd within Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust will begin strike action next week over their employer’s failure to pay NHS rates.


Drug and alcohol workers escalate strike as Addaction boss is appointed Liberal Democrats' new chief executive

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Drug and alcohol support workers employed by London-based charity Addaction in Wigan and Leigh have intensified their strike action in a dispute over pay. 


UNISON urges Warrington Borough Council to step in and protect low-paid care workers

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Warrington Borough Council must act to stop a local care company cutting staff wages, pensions and holiday pay.


Compass hospital workers take fair pay protest to company’s Surrey HQ


A coachload of striking Compass workers headed 200 miles south yesterday (Tuesday) to the company’s Chertsey headquarters to urge their employer to pay them the same as their NHS colleagues.


Compass flouting mandatory criminal record checks while recruiting hospital workers in St Helens to cover six day strike

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Private contractor Compass is failing to complete the necessary disclosure and barring service (DBS) checks while recruiting hospital cleaners and caterers to cover the latest strike action in St Helens.


Wigan and Leigh rehab workers escalate Addaction dispute as they begin three day strike



Drug and alcohol support workers employed by London-based charity Addaction in Wigan and Leigh have intensified their strike action in a dispute over pay. 


Blackpool and St Helens hospital workers announce six-day strike as Compass bosses dodge talks



Around 300 staff employed by private contractor Compass within NHS trusts in St Helens and Blackpool have announced a further six days of strike action beginning on 14 October. It is the latest round of action taken by the hospital workers over the company’s failure to match health service pay rates and working conditions.


Southport NHS trust signs up to UNISON youth charter


Picture shows Rosie Cooper MP, centre, after the signing ceremony.

A charter that aims to make a difference to the quality of life of younger workers has been adopted by Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust after a successful campaign by UNISON activists.



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