Seven jobs at risk of redundancy have been saved following negotiations between UNISON and Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH).
As a result of Government cuts in the NHS and in an effort to reduce its £11.6m deficit, the hospital’s management team approached its non clinical services contractors asking them to save money by making redundancies. Following meetings between UNISON and the Trust’s contract managers an agreement has been reached to make savings elsewhere and all jobs remain safe.
John Lord, UNISON rep at RSCH said
“I am absolutely delighted that none of my colleagues will be losing their jobs. We work hard for the Trust providing essential maintenance across the site in Guildford and to lose any members of the team would undoubtedly have an impact on the services we provide”.
Stephanie Cesana, UNISON Regional Organiser said
“For now all jobs are safe at the Trust, however there are no guarantees for the future. If the Government continues with its austerity programme and its devastating cuts to the public sector, then we are likely to see more Trusts with large deficits and jobs disappearing to save money.”