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United Left says STOP shifting NHS staff to
wholly-owned subsidiary companies

United Left is proud to join thecampaign to stop NHS Trusts shifting their NHS employees to wholly-owned NHSsubsidiary companies. We do not accept the NHS Trusts’ excuses that this issimply a device to save VAT payments, and nor their assurances that this has noimplication for NHS staff job security or terms and conditions.

We support the NHS trade unions –UNISON, GMB, UNITE and others – where they have come together to fight theseplans. When they did so in Wigan and balloted their members for strike action,they forced the NHS Trust to abandon their outsourcing plans and won a totalvictory. We urge the NHS trade unions to follow Wigan’s example and present aunited front to fight back to win continued NHS direct employment.

NHS staff have already seen their payeroded by inflation and their pensions cut under this austerity-crazed Tory Government.There is a huge risk to their future security if they are outsourced. Awholly-owned subsidiary can be sold off, or used an excuse to erode or evenabandon NHS agreed terms and conditions.

With privatisation of the NHS bystealth very much part of the Government’s agenda, and massive austerityspending cuts forcing many NHS Trusts to cut services and closefacilities,  we think it is absolutelycorrect for NHS staff to oppose these plans.

We call on all UNITE members to fullysupport the campaign and sign the petition (see attached).

Martin Mayer

Chair United Left

United Left NCC, meeting inBirmingham on 24th November, agreed unanimously to support thecampaign 

please send completed petition forms to the following address:
C/O Frank Keogh Unite the Union

6, Heneage St W, Birmingham B7 4AZ