Pri­vati­sa­tion is Tory legacy

Manchester Evening News - - LETTERS, COMMENTS AND EMAILS -

IN the 80s I worked for the NHS in the­atre. The then Tory gov­ern­ment brought in an in-house pol­icy for clean­ers, do­mes­tics and ward clerks and was put out to ten­der.

Guess what? The pri­vate com­pa­nies put in a cheaper bid and won. Af­ter a cou­ple of months the do­mes­tics, clean­ers and oth­ers were told they did not work for the NHS and were of­fered new con­tracts, go­ing from full-time to part-time with no hol­i­day pay, no sick­ness pay and a cut in wages. This is the Tory legacy: pri­vate, pri­vate, pri­vate. K. Parr, Eccles

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