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To: Luton & Dunstable University NHS Foundation Trust Board

Luton & Dunstable Hospital – Bring us back

Luton & Dunstable Hospital – Bring us back

Bring cleaning, catering and housekeeping back in house! Don’t extend Engie’s contract, don’t bring in other private contractors. Bring us back and treat us the same as our directly employed NHS colleagues, with the pay, terms and conditions we deserve.

Why is this important?

Cleaners, caterers and housekeepers are proud to keep Luton & Dunstable Hospital clean and safe, ensuring that patients, staff and visitors are well fed. The hospital couldn’t function without us.

But rather than being rewarded for our vital work, we are denied the decent pay, terms and conditions enjoyed by directly employed staff. To save money, the Trust outsourced our services to private contractor Engie. Any savings have come directly out of our wages and the quality of the service we can provide – Engie’s shareholders are getting paid instead.

The contract is due to end in Autumn 2020. The Trust can choose to extend Engie’s contract, put our services out to tender for another private contractor or bring the services back in house.

Please call on the Trust to bring the services back in house so we can provide good services, without having to do so on worse conditions than our NHS colleagues.

The Trust is deciding our fate in the next few weeks. Please help us put pressure on them to make the right decision, to bring us back in-house, by signing our petition.

Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Luton

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Reasons for signing

  • Contracting out hospital services does not save a single penny. It lowers standards, puts more patients at risk and prevents all services being properly integrated.
  • Hospitals were cleaner with less infections overall, when cleaning etc was in-house. Therefore, this is a public health matter and needs to be addressed as such!
  • i work for huddersfield royal infirmary and have been taken over by a company called huddersfield and calderdal soultions and they say the terms are the same as when i worked for the nhs. i dont trust them. all the best

Updates

2019-08-14 07:02:45 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-07-31 17:09:35 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-07-24 10:38:43 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-07-23 21:52:38 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-07-23 20:34:52 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-07-23 19:35:45 +0100

10 signatures reached