Non-urgent patient transport drivers in Eastbourne are hoping the future of their jobs will be secured next week.
On Tuesday (18 October) the GMB Union will be meeting with the High Weald Lewes Havens CCG to help decide the future of drivers, who’ve been on home leave since Docklands Medical Service ceased trading in Sussex last month.
Docklands was put in place to run the service by Coperforma, who took over the non-emergency patient transport service, back in April, but the service was blighted with issues. Despite one of those issues being a lack of payment to drivers, many still turned up for work.
The CCG, who stepped in to foot outstanding salary bills, has guaranteed drivers will receive a continuation of their employment terms and conditions. It’s hoped Tuesday’s meeting will result in the drivers going back to work.