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  • 14 January 2020

    he Society of Radiographers has suspended the plan to ballot members in Northern Ireland for possible industrial action following a statement by health minister Robin Swann to the Assembly.

  • 26 November 2019

    The Society of Radiographers has recruited a senior official from the probation officers' union to be the Director of Industrial Strategy and Member Relations.

    Dean Rogers takes up the post from Warren Town, who has retired after almost 40 years at the SoR.

    Dean was assistant general secretary of the National Association of Probation Officers (Napo), which he says "is a union with a professional arm that has more in common with the Society than may at first be obvious."

  • 19 November 2019

    The Society of Radiographers has announced it will ballot members in Northern Ireland as to whether they are prepared to take industrial action in support of demands for fair pay.

    In a consultative survey of SoR members, 90.5% of those who responded said they would be willing to take part in industrial action. A meeting of the trade union today confirmed that a formal ballot of the membership will be held.

  • 05 September 2019

    How the Society of radiographers and other trade unions can resist politicians and pressure groups who set one generation against another will be the theme of a fringe meeting at this year's Trades Union Congress (Brighton, 8-11 September).

    Jonathan Charles, a radiographer at St George's Hospital, Tooting, will talk about the 'dangerous perception' that his generation, millenials, are worse off because of the success enjoyed by baby boomers.

  • 05 September 2019

    Delegates at next week's TUC Congress will hear the Society of Radiographers (SoR) make the case to protect the NHS pension and make sure that its defined benefit provision remains in place for all members now and in the future.

    Motion 64 will draw attention to the potential threat to future pension provision because the government have decided that a legal judgement about age discrimination, specifically relating to the scheme for firefighters, applies to all public service schemes.

  • 05 September 2019

    The Society of Radiographers is seconding a motion to protect members from bullying and harassment at work. It will be debated at this year's TUC Congress.

    The motion by the College of Podiatry asks the General Council and the unions to work together to ensure that the issue is taken seriously, and more is done to protect members.

    In the most recent NHS staff survey, more than a quarter of respondents reported at least one incident of bullying and harassment in the previous 12 months.

  • 05 September 2019

    A Society of Radiographers' motion at this year's Trade Union Congress, originally passed at this year's SoR Annual Delegates Conference, calls on the TUC to campaign against money being offered to private patients to switch their treatment to the NHS.

    With tough NHS waiting targets, particularly for cancer care, the Society claims that private insurers are persuading patients to use NHS services.

  • 05 September 2019

    Delegates at next week's TUC Congress will be asked to join the Society of Radiographers and put pressure on National Health Service trusts in England to stop them outsourcing vital services to subsidiaries and shell companies.

    Motion 48, which was passed unanimously at the Society's Annual Delegates Conference earlier this year, highlights concerns that trusts are continuing to offload work to businesses despite being advised by NHS Improvement in 2018 to pause plans to set-up more subsidiaries.

  • 05 September 2019

    The TUC Congress will be urged to reassert its policy that “we reject a vision of free trade” that “offers up public services like the NHS to rapacious multinational companies.”

    A motion proposed by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and seconded by the SoR, will call on the General Council to demand that the NHS is specifically excluded from future trade deals.

  • 29 March 2019

    The decision by the University of Portsmouth to close the BSc (Hons) radiotherapy and oncology course has been slammed by the organisation which represents the healthcare professionals who deliver life-saving cancer treatment.


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