Barnet Council depot, Bittacy Hill, Mill Hill.Unison members on strike.02/11/15
Today Barnet UNISON and GMB met with senior management to discuss the proposed changes to Bin workers’ contracts.
At this meeting senior management responded to say that after meeting with the workforce and listening to their views about the proposal they needed to go back to the Corporate Management Team.
Management said they would be responding back to the trade unions with a date for a new meeting by close of play today or tomorrow.
I registered my disappointment that management had not come to this meeting with a response as our members were waiting to hear the outcome of this meeting today. I made it clear that I did not want the added stress and pressure hanging over the workforce any longer.
Look out tomorrow for further details from Barnet UNISON.
John Burgess, Branch Secretary, Barnet UNISON.
Notes to Editors
Contact details: John Burgess Barnet UNISON on or 020 8359 2088 or email: email@example.com
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We conducted an internal strike ballot on the management proposal to enforce a change to the contracts of Bin workers.
We had a 99% turnout and a 98% vote to reject the proposal.
This was shared with management.
Management have been told that our members feel they are being bullied by this proposal.
They know first hand about the growing anger amongst the workforce in response to this proposal, yet they continue to pursue it.
This vote is a warning to Barnet Council that the mood within the workforce is for strike action if management seek to force the contract change through sack and re-engage.
For a period between 2009 and 2016 Barnet UNISON had strikes every year.
We know how to organise strikes and we are ready to mobilise if on Monday 20 September management persist with this aggressive act.
Messages of support for Barnet Bin Workers can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Look out for our next update on Monday
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Tuesday 14 July 12.30 – 1.30
Meeting ID: 820 1122 3257
Barnet UNISON Bin workers Zoom Meeting.
Thursday 25 June 6-7 pm
Meeting ID: 828 3784 7503