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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.


UNISON wins right to bargain for care workers in Stockport



UNISON members working for PossAbilities in Stockport have achieved a huge victory as the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) declared the union recognised for collective bargaining purposes.


George Garrett Archive Project course- revised start date

The George Garrett Archive Project, due to start today, 6pm - 8pm at the Friends Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool, has been postponed by 1 week. It will now start on 8th October, same time, same location.


We will chase the Tories out of town

UNISON set to lead the protest at the Conservative party conference in Manchester.


Blackpool and St Helens hospital workers gagged by Compass as they begin three-day strike

Around 300 staff employed by private contractor Compass within NHS trusts in St Helens and Blackpool begin three days of strike action today over the company’s failure to match health service pay rates and working conditions.


Outsourced hospital security staff in Salford to strike after unanimous vote



Staff employed by private contractor Engie Services Ltd within Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust have unanimously voted to take strike action over their employer’s failure to pay NHS rates.


Addaction staff in Wigan and Leigh strike again today as talks stall

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Staff employed by Addaction in Wigan and Leigh have taken further strike action on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 September after the latest round of talks failed to make a breakthrough.



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