Barnet: School budget cuts fight back
Last year there was a great deal of publicity courtesy of the NEU publishing the School budget cuts website https://schoolcuts.org.uk/#!/
Here are some KEY FACTS
- £2.8bn has been cut from school budgets since 2015
- £54.0k average cut to primary schools
- £205.6k average cut to secondary schools
Unless there is a change of government and an end to austerity, then the cuts in schools are going to mean staff are going to face redundancy.
Barnet UNISON wants to organise and support our members facing cuts and redundancies.
For example we are currently supporting our members working in Hendon School where a cuts restructure consultation has begun.
Whilst we are involved in the consultation process we are also running an informal strike ballot of our members at the same time.
As Bob Crow once said:
“If you fight, you won’t always win. If you don’t fight, you will always lose.”
Our branch will always offer full support to our members in schools if they want to fight back. We will commit our resources to organise a robust defence of our member’s jobs and services.
If your school is facing cuts to staffing please make sure you contact the branch on 0208 359 2088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP in order we can arrange a visit at your school.