GMB@Barnet eNews 15th February 2013

NSCSO – Capita updates…

Academies’ -  Deansbrook Junior School…

Further attacks on our rights at work

Spring March Saturday 23rd March



Back to a Friday update for GMB eNews.


The second part of this weeks tripartite meetings with CAPITA led to the release of the T’s and C’s matrix and examples of alternative employment from CAPITA. These are now open for a 30 day consultation so I would welcome feedback from members affected on what are your key areas of concern and key policies you do not wish to see changed. GMB’s position is still that any change other than for practical reasons e.g. a change in child care voucher supplier, is unnecessary and potential goes against the statutory guidelines for TUPE. We would welcome our input if you are part of the affected services and will keep you posted.

Going forward we have agreed t hold working groups on issues such as these and “on boarding” – key areas of concern from unions and members around the transfer.

The proposed Capita Terms and Conditions Matrix can be found here and the CAPITA examples of suitable alternative employment can be found here for those with intranet access. If you don’t have intranet access and wish to view these files please let me know and I will send them to you. I have not attached to the email so as not to clog other people’s inboxes up.


Today I visited members at Deansbrook Junior School who are moving to Academy status in April. This was part of a TUPE consultation with the school. Presently the changes from them will only be around the name of their employer. However if Michael Gove gets his way this school along with many other Academies could be put into the private sector. Read more here.

Further attacks on our rights at work

If that is not enough depressing news please find attached a copy of the latest FightBack which highlights national attacks on workers.

Spring March Saturday 23rd March

If your sick of reading my depressing emails and want to do something about all this bad news come along to the Barnet Spring March and join hundreds of others who have had enough and want to stand up for there rights and our public services before it is to late. Details attached in the BA4PS flier.

Have a good weekend and don’t have nightmares!

Peace and Progress

Paul Coles
London Borough of Barnet, Mill Hill Depot, Bittacy Hill, Mill Hill. London NW7 4BL
Tel: 020 8359 5086/ 7314
Mobile: 07960 016876

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