Industrial action suspended at Bradford Teaching Hospitals

Joint statement: Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and UNISON

In a joint statement, Acting Chief Executive of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, John Holden, and UNISON Regional Organiser, Natalie Ratcliffe, said:

“Following constructive talks facilitated by ACAS yesterday (21 August), Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and UNISON have agreed to suspend the indefinite industrial action that is due to commence on 26 August 2019, subject to specific legal agreement on this point.

“The Trust has agreed not to proceed with a 1 October transfer date. The Board of Directors will meet on 12 September. UNISON has been offered the opportunity to present its case to allow the Board to further reflect on the position previously taken. The outcome of this further consideration will be notified to UNISON by the end of September 2019.

“Should the Board continue with its plans to form Bradford Healthcare Facilities Management Ltd (BHFML) it has been agreed that the earliest transfer date will now be 15 February 2020.”

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