Our council: Austerity for the many not the few!
Barnet TUC notes with some alarm the advert below for a new CEO of the Barnet Group which manages Housing Services and Services for vulnerable adults for the London Borough of Barnet.
This advertised Salary represents an increase of at least 15% on the when the role was previously advertised in 2015.
Local Government workers are facing a Pay Cap of 1% imposed by the Tory Government
At the same time front line Housing Services like ASSIST and Caretaking Services are being cut and Terms and Conditions and wages of staff are being slashed.
Your Choice Barnet workers, who were amongst the lowest paid workers in the Barnet Group, had their salaries reduced by 9.7%
Every Service we provide is constantly under review looking for savings.
Every service in the Barnet Group is suffering from under funding and is understaffed.
The Barnet Group has set up a company, TBG Flex, for new workers in Barnet Homes and Your Choice Barnet – with less pay and state statutory minimum Terms and Conditions, a longer working week and no access to the Local Government Pension Scheme. So we have a two tier workforce operating in a council owned entity.
All in the name of Austerity.
This is a disgrace and cannot continue – TBG Flex staff must be transferred back to Local Government Terms and Conditions.
The waste of money in having the Barnet Group as a separate Local Authority Trading Company, where senior managers are paid over inflated salaries awarded by the Boards which in themselves are an administrative nightmare and an added expense –
Barnet Group Board
Barnet Homes Board
Your Choice Barnet Board
TBG Flex Board
Open Door Homes Board
Board members are paid £5k a year for on average 8 days work a year.
Austerity for the many not the few!
This is all unnecessary – Return Housing Services and Your Choice Barnet back In House and go back to a Director of Housing – The savings made could be put back into the front line Housing Services.