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Trust’s decision to halt outsourcing plans is a ‘fantastic victory’, says UNISON

Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust has reversed its decision to outsource NHS staff to a wholly owned subsidiary, UNISON has announced today (Thursday). The proposal would have seen around 600 employees, including maintenance workers, porters, housekeepers and caterers outsourced to the private company Tees Esk and Wear Valleys Estates FM Limited. UNISON voiced […]

Higher Education Members Pay Ballot

4 Reasons Why You should Use Your Vote in the UNISON Strike Ballot  University bosses will study the outcome of this ballot very carefully.  By law, UNISON must publish the number of members balloted who actually vote.  In addition to the hurdle of a 50% response rate which the law requires as well as a […]

Preview Screening of Nae Pasaran

In 1974, factory workers in Scotland refuse to repair jet engines from Chilean Air Force in protest against Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship. Four years later, the engines mysteriously disappeared ending the longest single action of international solidarity in the UK. The workers never found out the scale of their impact. Until now. As September marks the 45th […]

‘Think again’ UNISON tells North East health trust over subco plans

UNISON is calling on the Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS trust to halt its plans to hand hundreds of NHS staff over to a wholly owned subsidiary company. The call came as union members made their “anger, worry and disappointment” clear in a meeting with the union and Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald. The trust’s […]

Outsourcing NHS staff is ‘bad for’ patients, says UNISON

UNISON has voiced serious concerns over plans by Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust to outsource hundreds of NHS staff. UNISON requested an urgent meeting with chief executive Colin Martin outlining the negative impact of transferring staff to the wholly owned subsidiary, Tees Esk and Wear Valleys Estates FM Limited. They claim that outsourcing […]

Durham Miners’ Gala

NHS Birthday Rally, Thursday 5 July 2018

Birthdays are special. This year the NHS is 70 years old and we think that’s something worth celebrating.  We are celebrating the anniversary of the creation of the NHS, the single most loved organisation in the UK and the envy of nations around the world. We are also celebrating the staff who work for the […]

Durham Woman’s Gala

Durham Women’s is Gala being held this Saturday 30 June 12 noon-16.00 The event returns after over 40 years to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage. UNISON has sponsored the event and we will have our own gazebo. Clare Williams our regional secretary will also be speaking at the event In addition this coming Sunday […]

NDC update – Issue 4

Download NDC Issue 4 Friday 22nd June 2018 Northern

NDC update – Issue 3

NDC Northern Issue 3 Thursday 21 June 2018