Whipps Cross protests

Submitted by Matthew on 28 August, 2013 - 10:30

Two demonstrations have been set against threatened cuts at Whipps Cross hospital in East London.

The first is on 16 September, 5pm at the Whipps Cross Road entrance; the second, on 21 September 21, noon at The Green.

The threat comes from plans being compiled by Barts Trust to cover a £50 million deficit arising from the £7.1 billion PFI bill at two of the Trust’s five other hospitals, Bart's and the Royal London

The Trust plans to force 1,000 staff, from healthcare assistants to matrons, to compete against each other for jobs as it reorganises nursing cover across its six hospitals.

It has threatened Charlotte Monro, Unison branch union chair at Whipps Cross hospital, with disciplinary action for raising alarm about job losses, and removed her from a staff-management forum and threatened.

Barts has hired a managerial “troubleshooter”, Donald Muir, last notorious for restructuring Rangers football club, on a six-month contract to design the cuts.

Barts has refused to say how much it will pay Muir.

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