United Kingdom - Union goes to court to block planned NHS shake-up - August 24, 2010

UNISON public services union has announced to go to court to try to block the government's plans for a radical reorganisation of the National Health Service (NHS). Consultation on plans to give general practitioners (GPs) control of UKP 80 billion (Euro 97 billion) NHS spending runs until October, but the Department of Health has already indicated the plans are non-negotiable. UNISON claims this makes the process unlawful.

English: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/aug/24/unison-court-nhs-shake-up

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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