PUBLIC service union Unison slammed a northern NHS trust yesterday over its decision to close two day nurseries with the loss of 50 jobs and 178 nursery places.
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust is closing nurseries at two hospitals in Stockton and Hartlepool. Unison area organiser Mark Edmundson said: “This will have a devastating impact on employees, the local community and staff.
“The trust must rethink this decision and consider other business models to continue providing this vital service to working people.”
Unison Northern regional convener Clare Williams said: “This proposed closure will mean job losses for Unison members, disruption for children and their parents and added travel time and expense as they search for new day-care arrangements.
“In a time when Unison health workers have already suffered pay freezes and a derisory pay offer in 2014, these job losses will have a devastating impact on NHS workers and their families.”