The leader of the long-running Hillingdon Hospital dispute was last week back at work, two years after an employment tribunal ruled that she should have her job back. Malkiat Bilku led the three-year strike by 53 domestic and catering staff, and was sacked in 1995 for refusing to accept cuts in pay and conditions after the hospital awarded the support services contract to Pall Mall Services Group. Successor contractor Granada finally began re-employing the workers in August, with Ms Bilku starting last week.