Workers at the NHS Logistics Authority, which supplies the NHS across England, are set to ballot for strike action in opposition to the awarding of a £4bn supplies contract to Texas-based company Novation and its German partner DHL

Workers at the NHS Logistics Authority, which supplies the NHS across England, are set to ballot for strike action in opposition to the awarding of a£4bn supplies contract to Texas-based company Novation and its German partner DHL.

Trade union Unison is sending ballot forms to 1,400 workers who are employed at five distribution centres across England.