13 February 2024
We want you to participate in this consultative ballot to make it clear to senior managers just how strongly you feel about your pay.
We will be letting senior managers know the results of the ballot, so this is your chance to make a difference. If enough people vote yes, then it will not be your last chance and we may progress to balloting our members officially about your willingness to take strike action.
During the COVID pandemic you put your lives and the lives of your families/ loved ones on the line to keep members of the public safe. It took a long time for you to then receive an uplift in your pay, terms and conditions….and it was not enough.
In any case the small gains you made in pay were smashed away by the cost-of-living crisis.
What can The Barnet Group afford? Perhaps we should ask the question differently – You have been identified as essential workers; can any employer afford the cost of you not doing your job?
What you must do now?
If your workplace setting has a UNISON rep, you should ask them for your ballot paper. Your rep should be checking with you that the address on the envelope matches your current home address. If we did go on to carry out an official ballot, the letter would go to your home address. We need to know we have your correct details. Complete the ballot paper and hand it back to your UNISON rep.
If your workplace has no UNISON rep, the ballot paper will be posted to you directly. Please complete the ballot paper and put it back in the pre-paid envelope and post it back to us.
Your ballot paper needs to reach us by 5pm 23rd February 2024
John Burgess Patrick Hunter Helen Davies
Barnet UNISON Barnet UNISON Barnet UNISON
Branch Secretary TBG Assistant Branch Secretary Branch Chair