Engineers that service medical imaging systems, such as MRI scanners, in the UK’s hospitals have gained a union recognition agreement with Unite, the country’s largest union.
Unite has signed a voluntary union recognition agreement with Philips Healthcare in Guildford, Surrey to represent about 150 engineers across the UK - some 70 per cent of the workforce.
Unite regional officer Nick Owen said: “We welcome this opportunity for this important workforce to be represented by Unite. This agreement is the culmination of weeks of constructive dialogue with Unite and the Philips management, during which we were able to identify a great deal of common ground.
“The management team at Philips Healthcare welcomes the professionalism that all employees bring to their customers’ requirements throughout the UK on a daily basis.
“The recognition agreement with Unite entitles all UK engineers to be represented on both an individual and a collective basis.”
For further information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 07768 693940
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Notes to editors:
- Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.