Please sign this urgent petition against the transfer of Facilities staff and estate out of Leeds Teaching Hospital into a separate company set up by the hospital.
This is a serious step in breaking up the NHS and making services and estates ripe for privatisation. It’s also appallingly unfair to staff, sows strife, will have a knock on effect on the whole of LTHT and could turn out to be a very costly bit of tax evasion.
Airedale and Harrogate Hospitals have gone down this route within the last few weeks but we are hopeful of a fight back at Harrogate where staff are being balloted about taking industrial action. Leeds are moving very rapidly from informal consultation to formal consultations with staff and unions and there could be a decision taken at the LTHT Board Meeting on 29th March so we must act fast. Please sign and share the on line petition set up by Unison https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/dont-transfer-loyal-staff-out-of-the-nhs, as widely as possible, download the attached paper petition and take it to work, social events , meetings etc.
Any completed paper petitions can be returned directly to the UNISON Branch Office at St James Hospital (Level 1. Room 039/040. Beckett Wing St James’s Hospital Leeds, LS9 7TF or left for Michael Parkinson at the UNISON Regional Office, Commerce House