In Brief: Hospital porters ballot on industrial action
Hospital porters at Leicester Royal Infirmary are threatening to hold a ballot on industrial action following the breakdown of talks over plans by private contractor Serco, which provides portering services at the hospital, to scrap their bonus payments.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay
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