The One Barnet Program is now officially drawing to a close. However in December it was agreed a further service, CCTV, be outsourced under this program. The GMB highlighted a great number of flaws in the Final Business Case and yet our comments were ignored. Cabinet agreed to award the contract to the preferred bidder OCS with April 1st 2014 set to be the first day the service will run with the new provider.
GMB are concerned that our members will be affected in a number of ways by this outsource. First plans are to move the Service to Edmonton, but there will also be a reduction in the hours the cameras are manned potentially putting jobs at risk.
GMB will be involved in Consultation with OCS once TUPE consultation commences later this month.