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Redundancies announced at Primary Care Trusts

Issue No. 2220

Primary care Trusts (PCTs) are announcing a wave of redundancies and job transfers.

The cuts come in advance of Tory plans to scrap PCTs.

Dudley NHS last week announced plans to make three quarters of its staff redundant or force them to change job.

Around 40 Leeds Unison union members met last week to oppose plans to take Leeds PCT out of the NHS and turn it into a “social enterprise”.

Workers transferred face the loss of nationally agreed pay and conditions, and there are few guarantees about pensions.

In Somerset, health workers were joined by scores of other trade unionists last week to protest at similar plans.

Health service unions must move quickly and launch a national campaign against the attacks. Only industrial action can force the Tories to back down.

Keep our NHS Public meeting: Monday 11 October, 7pm. Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Bridge Street, London SW1 2JR

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Tue 21 Sep 2010, 17:36 BST
Issue No. 2220
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