The attack by Southern Health Foundation Trust on the pay and conditions of frontline band 2 and band 3 workers has implications for all NHS staff.
If Southern Health Foundation Trust can cut up to £400 a month and reduce annual leave entitlements to just above the legal minimum this could set a precedent for other Foundation Trusts to do the same in a race to the bottom as service providers undercut each other to grab contracts.
UNISON is not accepting this attack on our members in Southern Health and wants to see branch members in Southern Health and other Oxfordshire NHS Trusts back a campaign to stop these attacks.
A key step in the campaign is a public meeting organised by UNISON stewards in Southern Health Trust.
We urge all branch members to support this meeting to help build a campaign to defend NHS pay rates and annual leave for all. A strongly supported public meeting will be a signal to employers that we won't take cuts lying down.
"How do we stop the race to the bottom - how do we stop Southern Health cuts in pay and annual leave"
7.30pm Oxford Town Hall, Tuesday 9th April
James morbin - joint UNISON convenor Southern Health Trust
kelvin Aubry - UNISON South East regional Officer
Cllr Richard Stevens, Deputy Leader Oxfordshire County Labour Group and Spokesperson on Social Care
Yorkshire UNISON striker (A&C staff fighting pay cuts and downbanding) invited
Kate Douglas Oxfordshire PCS DWP branch secretary - invited. The PCS union has recently been taking action in defence of jobs and pay.
Please display this poster.
Campaign resources will be available at the meeting as as advice on responding to management.