Future Shape – Barnet residents, staff and trade unions say YES WE CAN!
A Big thank you to all of you who turned up at the meeting last night. Over 300 plus staff took the time and effort to attend the Barnet Public Services meeting last night.
The event was resounding success and demonstrated that both staff and local residents are concerned about the future of public services in Barnet.
The meeting watched the ITV West documentary Private Gain, Private Profit in two parts to show that the threat to jobs and services is real and the need for staff to engage in the consultation with the Council.
Professor Whitfield gave a broad assessment of what this could mean to residents, service users, staff and the local economy.
Stan Davison from 55 plus spoke followed by Secretary of Barnet Trades Council Austin Harney and
It was followed by a number of useful contributions from the floor. It was clear residents, service users, staff and the Trade Unions are ready for the consultation to start. The Trade Unions have already produced 6 Briefings which raise issues about the process. Until now we have not had a response.
On 3 December the Chief Executive in what might be his last presentation (he has secured the post of Chief Executive of the GLA working for the London Mayor Boris Johnson) to the Cabinet Committee will present his report on the Future of Public Services in Barnet.
The Trade Unions are asking ALL their members to attend a rally on 3 December at 6 pm outside Barnet House before going into the meeting to hear what is being recommended for Barnet residents and the 4,000 Council workers.
A more detailed report will follow.
Remember, remember the 3 December!