United Kingdom -Privatisation stopped by coalition of staff, patients and local community -March 27, 2014

The George Eliot Hospital has been saved from the clutches of the privateers thanks to a coalition of staff, patients, Unite activists and local community campaigners pressing to keep the hospital under public control. A community campaign, in which trade union Unite played a significant part, led the boards of George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and the NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA) to take the decision not to pursue the procurement process to identify a partner organisation.

English: http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/victory-for-george-eliot-hospital-campaigners/

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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