On Thursday 9 February Barnet Unison is embarking on its fourth day of strike action which will mark a sustained campaign of activity to highlight our fight to remain council employees. The UNISON branch is facing its most fundamental challenge in its history with a major privatisation programme e.g.:
· 1 February 130 care workers transfer to the Local Authority Trading company
· 1 April 90 Housing workers transfer to Barnet Homes
· 1 April all of Parking service transfer to NSL
· 1 April all of Legal Service transfer to Harrow Council
All the above would involve approx 2,000 council workers and over £2billion of council business over the next 10 years. Yet more is planned with the Tory Councillors eventual aim of an ‘easy Jet style Council’ with almost no directly employed staff.
Short Informative videos can be viewed at Barnet UNISON’s “Watch it & Share it”
More information from and messages of support to: John Burgess, Branch Secretary., Barnet UNISON , 0208 359 2088www.barnetunison.me.uk