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Friday, 9 September 2011

Strike as Barnet 'privatises cuts'

As Barnet UNISON members gear up to strike on 13 September, the council has taken to flyposting to tell workers they have nothing to fear from privatisation despite outsourced care staff facing cuts in pay and conditions, reports FalseEconomy

UNISON estimates job losses of between about 190 and 250 if this goes ahead – and service devastation, given that staff are already stretched to deliver. Branch secretary John Burgess describes Barnet's mass-outsourcing plans as "the privatisation of cuts" – shifting services to private companies which cut jobs, salaries and offerings when the dust has settled. Nobody wants it. Nobody ever wants it.
Keep up to date with the dispute on the Barnet UNISON website at http://www.barnetunison.me.uk/