BMI Hospitals have announced a number of proposed changes to terms and conditions to their contracts of employment. The changes would affect RCN London members working at any of BMI’s London sites.
The changes will affect rates of pay for overtime and enhancements, the policy regarding the availability of bank shifts to contracted staff, the provision of time off in lieu (TOIL) and the way in which annual leave will be booked.
The RCN’s Employment Relations Adviser Emma Lenehan is contesting the proposals on behalf of members and well as the process with which they have been announced. Emma has said that the decision to proceed without further consultation may breach employment legislation.
The RCN is putting arrangements in place for members to contest the changes including by lodging grievances if necessary.
If you are an RCN member employed by BMI Healthcare please in the first instance contact RCN Direct on 0345 772 6100 where our advisers will be able to offer guidance on what to do next.
RCN London’s support for independent sector members
The RCN has around fifteen thousand members working in London’s independent healthcare sector. They are supported by our regional officials who cover every part of London.
RCN London’s relationship with independent sector employers is led by Operational Manager Nora Flanagan.
RCN London Operational Manager Nora Flanagan said: “The proposals put forward by BMI Hospitals are completely unfair. We need members affected by these proposals to get in touch so that we can challenge this plan together. No one should have their terms and conditions altered without being consulted.
“What this shows again is the importance of RCN representation in the independent sector. RCN London members work at thousands of different healthcare sites in the capital, but even with small employers you must make sure you have access to support and advice at work when you need it.”