Barnet UNISON strikes on 30 April and 1st May

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Barnet UNISON members who still work for Barnet Council (excluding community schools) will begin two days of strike action on Thursday 30 April and Friday 1 May.

The dispute will involves coach escorts, drivers, social workers, occupational therapists, schools catering staff, education welfare officers, library workers, children centre workers, street cleaning & refuse workers, all of whom have made it clear they want to remain employees of the Commissioning Council.

The Council are about to start confidential negotiations with Capita, Cambridge Education and EC Harris which are bidding to win a contract valued at almost £1bn.  Whist Barnet UNISON are still waiting for the Council to return to the negotiating table time is marching on.

The members want to work for the Council, they want to be directly accountable to the residents of Barnet.

The members don’t want to work for an employer which will have to place the shareholders’ legal demands before local residents’ needs.

The members don’t want to work for an employer which uses zero hours contracts. Our members don’t want to work for an employer which will not pay the London Living Wage as a basic minimum.

The members don’t want to work for an employer which won’t allow their colleagues to belong to their Pension Scheme, and our members don’t want to work for an employer which will take jobs out of the borough.

That’s why 87% of Barnet’s members working for the Council voted ‘Yes’ to taking strike action.

To show “Solidarity” for striking Barnet UNISON members Sign their petition here https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/keep-barnet-council-services-public

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