Responding to the news that Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) is planning to push ahead with its implementation of changes to nurses and health professionals’ rosters in January, Unite Wales regional secretary Peter Hughes commented: “Unite is deeply disappointed to learn that BCUHB still intends to implement the draconian and wholly unacceptable changes to our members' nursing rosters.

"This flies in the face of the overwhelming opposition of both the board's own employees and the wider public. Their actions show that the health board has absolutely no intention of engaging in any meaningful consultation process with Unite over this hugely contentious issue.

"We remain deeply opposed to the roster changes which are a fundamental attack on the terms and conditions of our members. Unite will redouble its efforts and pursue every avenue available to us to ensure that BCUHB thinks again and drops these outrageous plans."


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