The Future For Local Government Employees?

The Barnet Group – A New Legal Entity 


The Barnet Group, Barnet Councils Local Authority Trading Company – incorporating Barnet Homes [the wholly Council owned Arm’s Length Management Organisation] which manages Barnet Council housing stock and Your Choice Barnet [the wholly Council owned care provider which offers support to adults with a range of physical and learning disabilities] have announced plans to set up a New Legal Entity within the Barnet Group.

Barnet UNISON are currently in consultation with the Barnet Group in regard to the proposals to set up the New Legal Entity.

The ‘Entity’ will be used as the sole future employer within the Barnet Group. All vacancies will be recruited to the New Legal Entity on reduced pay and terms and conditions to existing staff within the Group.

Future employees of the ‘Entity’, whose sole shareholder will be the London Borough of Barnet, will not be able to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

If current employees of the Barnet Group seek promotion or are restructured, then they will be offered employment via the New Legal Entity on the lower pay scale and with reduced Terms & Conditions including longer working hours.

The proposals to set up the New Legal Entity are scheduled to go forward to the Policy & Resources Committee on the 14th of October.

 

 

Barnet Council intend to cut Hot Meal service to the Vulnerable

Hot Meals on Wheels could be scrapped

By Julia Gregory

MEALS on Wheels are likely to be scrapped in a bid to save £280,000.

Barnet council is planning to stop the subsidised service when the contract with Sodexo comes to an end next March, affecting 216 people.

The number of people having the two course hot meals has declined from 281 people in 2012-13.

Barnet council’s chairman of the adults and safeguarding committee councillor Sachin Rajput said: “The scale of the financial challenge facing the council means we have to look very carefully at every service the council currently provides.”

He said the council was visiting everyone who gets a meal delivered to them to explain the proposal and discuss other ways they can get a hot meal.

Each meal costs £7.26, with the council paying £3.11 and the resident picking up the tab for £4.15.

They are produced in Enfield, where they have been awarded a level five “very good” rating under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

The council does not have a statutory duty to provide the meals, but does have a duty to safeguard vulnerable adults.

In a letter to the people who currently receive the home meals service the council’s director of adult social services Dawn Wakeling said the council has been “reviewing the existing home meals service and looking at how else we can meet people’s nutritional needs through the use of other alternative services available in the community and by supporting people to live independently.”

She said in exceptional circumstances the council will consider supporting people who do not have the means to source or cook a meal.

Diners will get a review from adult social care to see if there are other ways of helping them get a meal.

They have also been invited to tell the council what they think by Friday September 18.

Neel Radia, the chairman of the National Association of Care Catering said: “Meals on Wheels is more than just a meal for older people. For some older people there meals on wheels driver is the only person they get daily contact with helping to reduce loneliness and social isolation in our community. “

 

March At Tory Party Conference: No to Austerity

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Barnet TUC and the Barnet Alliance for Public Services are putting on transport to get to Manchester to join the nationwide protests against Tory austerity and attacks on workers’ rights on Sunday the 4th of October.

There will be three pick-up points:

  1. 6:45 AM: Finchley Central
  2. 7 AM: Hendon Central
  3. 7.15 AM: Mill Hill Broadway

Tickets are £15 for waged people, and £1 unwaged (plus donations if you can afford it).

Contact Barnet UNISON Tel. 020 8359 2088 Fax: 020 8446 5245 Email: contactus@barnetunison.org.uk

Demo called by the People’s Assembly Against Austerity and the Trades Union Congress.

Reinstate Alan Brown

Barnet Trades Union Council send a message of Solidarity to Alan Brown

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Alan Brown is a Trade Union Member who has been suspended from his job in Bromley there will be a hearing on 18th August 2015. A protest will take place to support Alan and show solidarity while the hearing is taking place. Please show support to Alan, and let’s get Alan Brown Reinstated.

SOLIDARITY COMRADE!!!! 

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SAVE OUR WHITEFIELD ESTATE

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SAVE OUR WHITEFIELD ESTATE and OUR COMMUNITY

Following consultations with residents of Whitefield Estate and the recent objections to the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) there are still many issues to be discussed. Would you like to participate in regular meetings and discuss all the issues and concerns you have about the regeneration of Brent Cross Cricklewood (BCX)

Please like are new Facebook Page

Our Whitefield Estate

Follow the campaign on twitter

@OurWhitefield

or email at

ourwhitefieldestate@gmail.com

Lets get together and SAVE OUR WHITEFIELD ESTATE and OUR COMMUNITY

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Join Us To Leaflet For Libraries

Join Us – To leaflet for the Childrens March for Libraries on the 12th of September. We will be meeting outside the Bohemia in North Finchley at 12 and leafleting till 2pm every Saturday from now till the march on the 12th of September  – Join Us!!!

Every Saturday till the march on the 12th of September

15/08/15 12 till 2pmChildrens_March

22/08/15 12 till 2pm

29/08/15 12 till 2pm

05/09/15  12 till 2pm

At the Bohemia, North Finchley

Contact Tirza on 07957486379

twaisel@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Burgess standing for general secretary of UNISON

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John Burgess, Branch Secretary of Barnet UNISON LG will be standing for the position of UNISON General Secretary.

Barnet Trades Council collectively and unanimously endorse his candidacy.

John has long been a driving force and figurehead in our community campaigns.

He brings his knowledge, innovative and resourceful thinking, energy, drive and leadership to our community and is an inspiration to all who come into contact with him.

UNISON, under his stewardship, will become an inclusive, campaigning union that members sorely need.

John would stand against the Austerity-Lie, fight injustice and inequality with the burning passion that he has brought to our community campaigns and champion the rights of workers the precariat and the dispossessed.

Good Luck John we support you 100%

http://johnburgess4gensec.blogspot.co.uk/ 

#Vote4john

 

John Burgess

 

 

Labour Leadership Election

Barnet Trades Union Council – Statement in regard to the Labour Leadership Election
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At the Barnet Trades Union Council meeting held on the 13th of August it was unanimously agreed to endorse and support Jeremy Corbyn’s candidature for Leader of the Labour Party.

Jeremy has proved an avid supporter of numerous community and Trade Union campaigns in Barnet over the years, and we believe that as Labour Party Leader that he will continue to support community issues and workers’ rights.

Jeremy stands for true Labour values and is committed to improving the economic and social conditions of working people, including seeking improvements to the social services, public education, housing and health and the creation of a fairer society.

Jeremy is the only Labour Leadership candidate who is opposed to the Neo – Liberal dogma of austerity. Barnet Trades Council are proud to give Jeremy our support and urge all members of our community to do likewise.

 

 

 

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