United Kingdom -Union takes NHS hospital to court over strike breaking charges -July 18, 2014

Trade Union Unite is taking legal action against Northampton General Hospital (NGH) for replacing striking workers by agency workers. The hospital’s haematologists have been on strike for three weeks over an imposed £6,000 ($10,272) cut in out-of-hours pay and a proposal to double their night-time shift patterns.

Trade Union Unite is taking legal action against Northampton General Hospital (NGH) for replacing striking workers by agency workers. The hospital’s haematologists have been on strike for three weeks over an imposed £6,000 ($10,272) cut in out-of-hours pay and a proposal to double their night-time shift patterns. To cover their workload, the hospital has started to encourage agency workers to set themselves up as limited companies in order to exploit a loophole in the regulations against strike breaking.

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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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