“Already over worked and underpaid, would you work for free?
It’s hard to believe but Barnet UNISON has discovered that in some cases some of our members working in Barnet Academies are losing as much as 2, 3, or 4 weeks’ pay a year.
Barnet UNISON opposed the formation of Academies as we understood this was a backdoor privatisation of schools. At the time the branch was waging a long term campaign against the mass outsourcing One Barnet Programme which, amongst other things, brought #Capita to Barnet.
As secondary schools converted to academies they were very careful to present the privatisation of their School as different to that of other Council services. Familiar statements were made to staff that nothing would change, no one would notice any changes……
Unfortunately it appears that things have changed and not for the good.
Our schools staff members are often on part time and term time contracts. They often work a lot more hours than they get paid for. Goodwill is given because our members are committed to helping the pupils experience a good education.
- Our members must pay bills.
- Our members need to feed their families just like anyone else.
- Our members can definitely NOT afford to be working for FREE.
This is why Barnet UNISON has written to all of our members working across the Barnet Academies to urgently complete the paperwork about their pay and send it back to the Barnet UNISON office in the business reply envelope provided.
If you have not received any paperwork from Barnet UNISON please contact the branch on 0208 359 2088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download the form we need back from our members by clicking the link below.