Uniting workers and communities in the London Borough of Camden
For the past five years our branch has been involved in a well documented mass privatisation fight with Barnet Council. As a direct result of our carrying out our trade union duties the Council is proposing to cut our facility time to zero as from 1 April 2014.
The reality is that our branch officers are being forced out of the UNISON office and we are going to have to try and represent, support and defend our members at a time where we have ongoing outsourcing to a number of private sector companies, the largest being Capita. Our Council is embarked on a race to outsource the whole of the Council in order it is can complete its desire to be 100% Commissioning Council.
I wish this was an April Fool’s joke but it is not.
Over the next months we are going to issue weekly updates to supporters as we prepare for the 1 April 2014.
We are not going quietly.
This is the biggest fight our branch has ever experienced and we are looking for support from fellow trade union branches, members and public.
Today we are asking you to do two things:
1. Sign our petition https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-gagging-local-unions-in-barnet-council and encourage everyone you know to sign it. If you have a Face book or Twitter account please circulate this petition.
2. This is a link http://youtu.be/o6I9kP6nCMg to an animation which explains the mass outsourcing in Barnet. If you have a Face book or Twitter account please circulate this animation.
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