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NHS bosses wield the axe to vital services

By a Unison member NHS Tayside needs to make £58m of savings between now and next April. It doesn’t stop there because it is committed to a package of savings totalling £214m over the next 5 years. The admissions unit ...

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100% vote for strike action leads to victory for hospital laundry workers

By NHS Tayside Unison members Laundry workers at Dundee’s Ninewells hospital have won an important victory in their re-grading dispute with NHS Tayside. Following a 100% vote in favour of a strike that was due to begin in late November, ...

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Defiant and courageous Dundee porters force NHS bosses to the table

Philip Stott reports. A potential breakthrough in the long-running porters strike at Ninewells and Royal Victoria hospitals has been achieved. That face-to-face negotiations between Unite and NHS Tayside management are now due to take place next week is solely down ...

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“The porters are striking on behalf of all of us”

By Philip Stott In the longest running strike in the city for over twenty years, the Dundee hospital porters at Ninewells and Royal Victoria hospitals are into their 10th week of action. Later this week the Scottish Terms and Conditions ...

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Dundee porters turning the screw as NHS bosses flounder

Philip Stott reports from Dundee The Dundee porters at Ninewells and Royal Victoria hospitals are eight weeks into an all-out strike. The pressure on NHS Tayside management and now the Scottish government has been ratcheted up by the incredible determination ...

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Dundee porters in sixth week of all-out strike and still going strong

Philip Stott reports from Dundee The Dundee hospital porters are into their sixth week of all-out strike action and they are as strong and determined as ever. Initial discussions are due to start this week as part of the NHS ...

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March in support of Dundee porters as they prepare for all-out strike action

Philip Stott  120 striking hospital porters working at Dundee’s Ninewells and Royal Victoria hospitals are moving to all-out strike action from 7 April. After 5 weeks of partial strike action involving a mix of 4-hour and 24 hour strikes, the ...

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