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NHS Logistics staff plan strike

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 21 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:621
  1. Andrew Cole
  1. London

    The NHS was this week facing its first national strike in 18 years, as supplies staff throughout England voted to take industrial action in protest at the privatisation of the supply agency NHS Logistics.

    The first 24 hour strike was due to start at 10 pm last Thursday, 21 September, with another one day strike planned next week and further industrial action to follow. Unison, the union representing most of the organisation's 1300 staff, is also calling for a judicial review into how the contract was awarded.

    The action, which could lead to cancelled operations, according to …

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