Will your Party continue vicious attacks on benefits for people with disabilities?
Last year Southwark Council made the decision to bring back their Revenues & Benefits Service in-house.
On Wednesday 15 May Southwark Cabinet committee agreed to bring their Customers Services back in-house.
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John Lister on NHS
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First of a number of videos from the Barnet Alliance meeting.
Nick Grant (NUT) speaking on Academies
Barnet Trades Council are organising a mass community meeting on
Thursday 23rd September
7-9pm, Emerald Suite, North London Business Park (NLBP),
Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1GN
Speakers invited include :
Alasdair Smith, Anti Academies Alliance,
John Lister Health Emergency
Shirley Franklin, Defend Whittington Hospital Coalition
Ken Loach, Film Director
Barnet UNISON members who attended our branch meeting last month heard speakers from Essex and Hammersmith describe what was happening in their boroughs.
These Branches were invited because Barnet, Hammersmith and Essex are often quoted together as possible pilots of what council services will look like under a Cameron government.
What is happening in all three boroughs is very different which is why I am shocked to report that three branch officers including the Branch Secretary, have been de-recognised at a time when the whole workforce have been dismissed and re-engaged on inferior terms and conditions.
The issue has been brought to Parliament through an early day motion
See link below
Please encourage your local MP to sign this motion.
The next five years are going to provide very challenging for staff working in public services. Our country has a proud record about democracy and belonging to a trade union is one of them. Trade Unions must be allowed to represent the views of their members. Attacks on trade union reps are an attack on democracy and must be condemned.
In Doncaster the UNISON Branch Secretary Jim Board was suspended for giving an interview on Channel Four.
The response from local UNISON branches, General Secretary and the region swiftly brought the suspension to an end.
I fully expect to hear news that a similar response both nationally and regionally will bring an end to the de-recognition and allow the democratically elected UNISON officers to carry out their legitimate duties to represent their members.
I can report that UNISON members are currently being balloted on industrial action in response to the dismissal and re-engagement on inferior contracts.
I will ask for an update from the branch.