After the referendum unite to demand…
No More Austerity – No To Racism – Tories Must Go
Barnet Meet Up : Saturday the 16th of July
11.30am Argyll Street
[Beside Oxford Circus Tube]
& look out for Our Banner.
The Tories have been plunged into crisis by the result of the EU referendum. David Cameron will soon be gone. The Tories will use Brexit to whip up anti-immigrant racism and accelerate their austerity policies and attacks on living standards. George Osborne has already threatened an emergency budget which will hit ordinary people hard.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. The Tories are weaker and more divided than they have ever been. It looks likely that an early General Election will have to be called when Cameron steps down. However people voted in the referendum, we now need to unite and take to the streets to demand an end to austerity policies, to stand up to anti-immigrant racism and show our solidarity with refugees and migrants.
This demonstration, called by the People’s Assembly and Stand Up to Racism, is the positive and united response to the political earthquake on 23 June.
We are not spectators while the Tories fall out. We must make ourselves participants in shaping the future.
We will not let racism grow; we demand an end to austerity.
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IMPORTANT: To view how it affects workers in Barnet please check out the Barnet Pay Scale proposals here
Barnet LG Branch Nominates John Burgess for General Secretary
Our Branch Executive Committee met on Monday to decide who we should nominate for General Secretary.
There was a brief discussion as members were clear about the candidates requesting our nomination. Ultimately people felt let down by the current leadership and desperate to see a change. Our branch is well aware of the work and leadership John has given to our branch and our campaigns and so we felt he is by far the best person for the job.
With that in mind, the committee agreed voted unanimously to nominate John Burgess.
In the wake of Barnet “Commissioning” Councils plans to outsource 81% of the current workforce Barnet UNISON organised a poll of its members.
The Poll produced the following results:
87% of our member’s want to remain employees of the London Borough of Barnet UNISON.
61% of our members said as a result of knowing they could be outsourced they are seriously looking to find employment elsewhere.
96% of our members expressed concern about being outsourced.
81% of members said morale was bad in their workforce.
Barnet UNISON Local Government Branch Executive
Wednesday 15 October
The following motion was debated and agreed.
This Branch Executive condemns the National decision to suspend the strike planned and organised for 14th October based on the employers latest pay proposals which do not come anywhere near to addressing our pay claim and are nowhere near to even covering the current inflation rate and that expected next year.
This Branch Executive agrees to raise our objections at Regional and National level to the last minute decision to call off the action agreed by members. If the proposals were agreed this would lock the union into taking no action on pay for at least another two years.
The National consultation on these pitiful and derisory proposals is due to commence on 20th October through individual Branch ballots. The proposals to be consulted on are:
2.2% increase payable from 1/1/2015, covering pay years 2014/15 and 2015/2016.
Larger increases for the very lowest paid on Spinal column points 5 – 10 (from 8.56% to 2.32%)
No back pay but unconsolidated payments of £100 for most workers, £150 for scp 8-10 and £325 for scp 5-7.
Further small unconsolidated payments in April 2015 to bring the amount paid up to the equivalent of 1% for 2014/15
The proposal fails to deliver the Living Wage for the lowest paid – and indeed in those authorities where it has already been achieved the lowest paid could get no increase at all
The proposal, of a 2.2% increase for most workers over two years with more for the very lowest paid, delivers no more than the 1% already offered for most workers in 2014/2015 and slightly less than 1.2% for 2015/16. It effectively accepts pay restraint not only this year but through the first year of the next government.
This Branch agrees to use all Branch resources necessary to campaign amongst members to urge them to reject the proposals and to return to industrial action if necessary to secure a decent pay rise and to work with other Branches and Regions where possible to achieve a national rejection of the proposals. We also agree to continue to build solidarity for health workers, civil servants and others still due to take action on pay and to build for the TUC “Britain Needs a Pay Rise” demonstration on 18.