April 3, 2017
Unite supports calls to Scrap the Frameworks!
When NUBSLI first set up their #ScrapTheFramework campaign, raising issues around sustainability and the use of framework agreements, some felt that they were scaremongering.
But a recently leaked insolvency document by Pearl Linguistics, the company that went into liquidation several weeks ago, leaving the BSL community without access to many public services, including NHS healthcare, vindicates NUBSLI’s fears and highlights the fact that these frameworks are simply unworkable.The document clearly exposes the race to the bottom being forced through by government and the lack of consideration shown for both service users and workers.
There are currently three main national frameworks that the campaign is aware, Crown Commercial services, Ministry of Justice and the NHS Shared Business Services. Our campaign calls for them to be scrapped with immediate effect.