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‘Enough is enough’ GHA staff say as they walk out over ‘backdoor’ privatisation

More than 400 Gibraltar Health Authority workers, led by Unite, “shouted ‘Enough is enough’ from the steps outside St Bernard’s hospital” as they “staged a mass-walkout over the ‘backdoor’ privatization of the GHA. A cross-section of staff including doctors, nurses, domestic and administrative staff participated in the industrial action on the longstanding concerns regarding the GHA’s reliance on supply workers. (…) Addressing workers in Spanish Victor Ochello, Unite the Union Gibraltar Regional Officer, indicated that it was embarrassing a socialist government is privatizing the GHA through the backdoor. Taking to the megaphone Unite official Paul Tremayne demanded to emphatic applause: “Equal pay for a good job that you’re doing, not minimum hours, not minimum wages, give them proper contracts, proper jobs and let’s make sure the future generations have full-time jobs.” Additionally, Unite official Louis Gonzalez reiterated that the action was not directed at the agency workers insisting that it was about ‘equal pay for equal work’.”

Source: chronicle.gi