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To: Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman

Justice for HES workers - abandoned by private NHS firm

Justice for HES workers - abandoned by private NHS firm

Step in and ensure the HES workers get paid

Why is this important?

When Healthcare Environmental Services (HES) - a private healthcare company making profits from the NHS - collapsed, staff were left without the wages they were owed.

HES were the private company that made a fortune out of the NHS before collapsing in scandal over their failure to dispose of hazardous waste that is now piled high in warehouses across the UK.

Now these failures are forcing former staff to foodbanks. The Scottish Government can end this by stepping in to make sure the staff get paid.

Despite the company’s collapse, NHS boards have continued to pay HES Ltd despite wages being withheld from staff. Continuing to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds to HES Ltd in December and January whilst workers were denied their wages makes a mockery of the NHS. We are only asking for what we are rightfully owed. We need the Cabinet Secretary to end this injustice.

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Reasons for signing

  • I’ve used the food bank and it’s not nice, especially when your employer is sitting at his table eating lavish food
  • The Scottish government are a disgrace letting the Pettigrews get away with this, your using public funds to lavish their life style.
  • This disgusting and cowardly attitude of HES should bs actioned immediately, without having to resort to petitions. Action, from the top, is required to resolve it.

Updates

2019-02-15 17:59:47 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2019-02-14 09:46:27 +0000

We’re up to 600 signatures which is great so thanks to everyone who’s signed. We’re aiming to get to 1000 before we hand in to Jeane Freeman. Please share

2019-02-12 19:28:40 +0000

More than 500 signatures now! Keep it going everyone

2019-02-12 16:36:08 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-02-11 09:23:31 +0000

Thanks for signing. We’ve got over 200 signatures but we need more. Please share and help us get the government to take action.

2019-02-10 23:48:21 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-02-10 22:37:49 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-02-10 22:13:35 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-02-10 22:01:37 +0000

10 signatures reached