Skip to main content

To: The Trust Board And The CEO

Bedford Hospital - Don’t Outsource Our Domestics or Cut Their Existing Hours!

Bedford Hospital - Don’t Outsource Our Domestics or Cut Their Existing Hours!

We urge Bedford Hospital not to cut its existing cleaning services or sell them out of the NHS so that domestics can continue to maintain their families as well as their award-winning hygiene standards for patients and staff.

Why is this important?

We, NHS workers and users recognise the hard work domestics do every day to keep the hospital and public safe. We support their fight to keep their jobs in the NHS. When hospital cleaning services are privatised infection rates go up and workers’ pay is cut. We also stand against the hospital’s attempt to make the domestics paid their own nationally agreed NHS pay deal by cutting their bank/overtime hours. Bedford Hospital is targeting its lowest-paid workers, many of whom are migrant women — we believe this is an attack on equality.

Bedford

Maps © Stamen; Data © OSM and contributors, ODbL


Reasons for signing

  • Bedford hospital and all of its staff, whatever grade or function, are precious to the people of Bedfordshire and beyond. They care for us-we need to support them.
  • Been through same battle myself with my fellow domestics
  • I'm a domestic at a hospital in Norfolk 😁 we must fight together to keep our jobs in the NHS

Updates

2019-07-22 21:53:35 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-07-21 11:58:06 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-07-18 07:56:16 +0100

10 signatures reached