What is the difference between working for TBG Flex and having a Barnet Homes Contract ?
If you joined the Barnet Group after 2017 you don’t actually work for either Your Choice Barnet [YCB] or Barnet Homes – Your employment contract is with TBG Flex.
So, what is TBG Flex?
TBG Flex is an employment company set up by the the Barnet Group with the purpose of not allowing entry in to the Local Government Pension Scheme [LGPS], giving employees inferior Terms and Conditions, lower Pay and longer working hours than staff who were employed before 2017.
TBG Flex -The Basic working week for TBG Flex Staff is 37.5hrs
For staff employed before 2017 – 36hrs
TBG Flex Annual Leave is capped at a maximum of 25days for workers or 30 days for Directors and the CEO.[excluding Bank Holidays]
For staff employed before 2017 – at least 29 days for all staff. [excluding Bank Holidays]
TBG Flex Sickness – For TBG Flex staff – capped at 2 months full pay and then Statutory Sick Pay[SSP] of £95.85 per week for a maximum of 28 weeks.
For staff employed before 2017 – Sick Pay is capped at 6 months full pay and then 6 months half pay.
TBG Flex Overtime – For TBG Flex – No overtime rate – except for Christmas day which is paid at double time. The same applies for workers in YCB who were forcibly ‘opted out’ of Nationally Agreed Pay.
For staff employed before 2017 –Monday to Saturday Time and a half – Sundays and Public and Extra Statutory holidays Double time (min 2 hours).
TBG Flex Pension – upto 5% paid in to your pension [matching your contribution] as an employers contribution [10% for Senior managers, Directors and the CEO] – for every £1 invested by the worker TBG Flex invest £1.
For staff employed before 2017 – Local Government Pension Scheme – up to 6% contribution from the worker is matched by a 19% contribution from the employer – for every £1 invested by the worker the employer invests £3.50.
TBG Flex Continuation of Service [with other Local Government employers] – No
For staff employed before 2017– Yes – which means your accrued Annual Leave, Sickness Benefits, maternity pay and Pension is transferred to the new employer. This also means that your continuous service with other Local Government employers is recognised in relation to redundancy payments.
TBG Flex Pay – Evaluations of jobs reached by using the ‘HAY’ pay model – this evaluation scheme, in general ‘rewards’ jobs at the lower and medium end [most workers] with lower salaries than Barnet Homes contracted workers and at the higher end [senior management] with higher salaries.
Any Pay Rise has to be signed off by the Barnet Group Board.
For staff employed before 2017 in Barnet Homes – Evaluations of jobs reached by using the ‘Greater London Provincal Council’ [GLPC] pay model – this evaluation scheme, in general ‘rewards’ jobs at the lower and medium end [most workers] with slightly higher salaries than TBG Flex contracted workers and is consistent in ‘rewards’ offered across the business/council.
Any Pay Rise is Nationally Negotiated and implemented as soon as agreed.
N.B. This does NOT apply for workers in YCB who were forcibly ‘opted out’ of Nationally agreed pay – they have NEVER received a payrise since YCB’s inception.
And the list goes on – TBG Flex workers have less Maternity Leave and are paid less should they be made redundant.
This is not acceptable – Barnet Homes contracted workers and TBG Flex workers do the same job and we are all paid by the London Borough Of Barnet
– We should all be on Nationally agreed Pay and Terms and Conditions –
Help us achieve that – Join Barnet UNISON – Help us fight for Local Government Terms and Conditions, Pay and working hours in the Barnet Group
– FOR ALL WORKERS! –