The management machines are persecuting workers, forcing people who have worked on a particular ward for years to ‘relocate’ to another area, and to other ‘types’ of work: A care assistant is offered a job as a cleaner of floors and toilets. Refusal to submit to these barborous demands leads to dismissal.
There is an extra barb to face : These long-time contracted workers are give Herculian tasks to perform. They are asked to perform the work of three; the aim being to force them to resign, so that workers on six moth contracts can replace them, both in their original places of work and in their new environment.
The ( six-monthers) do not have the same standards of pay and conditions (including holiday entitlement), and are subject to continuous review. Before the end of their fourth review, leading to 2 years of employment, with consequent rights, they are sacked, so the next ‘batch’ of management machine fodder is recruited.
Such ‘delights’ do not just apply to care assistants; those ‘workhorses’ of the NHS- the porters- are as monitored as tagged criminals. Thier every step is traced. They know where they are ; how fast they get from A to B. League tables suddenly appear on notice boards. No names, just numbers, but everyone knows who is who.
How are such things known ? During a recent stay in a major hospital, I was repeatedly told of such practices.
A question arises: As vile as the Government-led attacks on workers’ rights, management toe-rags are but Government executioners. Where has been the voice of unions ? Why have they been silent on the vile practices that are that are largely unknown ? Is there one ounce of backbone in the jelly of their spines ?
Organise. Recruit. Srike. Fight them everywhere. To the death.