A Unite spokesperson said “Pathologists at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust have suspended their week-long strike due to have started today (Monday 4 November).

“Talks are resuming today between Unite the union and the management over plans for new shift patterns that will impact on our 88 biomedical scientists.

“Our members at Queen’s Hospital, Romford and King George Hospital, Ilford will be working normally next week.

“Unite won’t be commenting further until the talks have concluded.”

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Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 020 3371 2060 or 07768 693940. Unite press office is on:  020 3371 2065

Email: shaun.noble@unitetheunion.org

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.