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Solidarity with GMB and Unison workers at Luton and Dunstable Hospital

EDM (Early Day Motion) 126: tabled on 30 January 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House supports GMB and Unison workers at Luton and Dunstable Hospital taking action against the outsourcing of non-clinical staff; notes that outsourcing in cleaning and catering risks not only higher rates of hospital-acquired infections but brings worse conditions for staff; further notes that the previous outsourced contract led to the creation of a three-tiered workforce that has undermined the working conditions of staff; notes that Engie planned to cut wages for staff by 20 per cent, or £2000 a year; urges managers at Luton and Dunstable Hospital to take the concerns of the public and hospital workers seriously and consider bringing services back in-house; and supports those workers fighting for better pay, better conditions and the benefits of keeping the NHS public.