Important: Reopening of Barnet Schools UNISON meeting
Meeting ID: 835 5912 1979
A trade union for Barnet Council workers and outsourced services
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2021.02.11. COVID thank you payment
March 4th at 4pm Time off has been requested from all employers
I don’t think we ever imagined circumstances where as trade unionists we would be facing such wide scale interventions involving potentially life or death decisions. The pressure on the whole branch, which is not an abstract thing – it’s our members and reps – has been intense and continues to be so.
Nonetheless it is you and your engagement which has enabled reps to keep on doing what they are doing and to meet with some success. There is so much more to do though…
We need you to attend our Annual General Meeting in order to make key decisions for the correct running of our branch. If we fail to meet as per rules we will fail to exist and we will not be able to continue to support you.
We have confirmed our zoom account will let in up to 500 people so there will not be a problem for those of you who wish to attend. However, this time you MUST register in advance. This is because the AGM is a member only event and for voting purposes we need to confirm those attending are our members.
You need to make sure when you attend we can identify you, therefore if you know your image in the meeting will appear with “Galaxy” or “i-phone user” rather than your name you need to change this to your real name before you enter the meeting otherwise you are likely to be denied access.
Here is a guide on how to use Zoom
If you still require assistance on how to use Zoom please contact the Branch Office by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Barnet UNISON is the 2nd fastest growing branch in the Greater London region according to last year’s figures. We welcome our new members. We have also seen a much greater number of colleagues agreeing to become reps which is incredibly important. This growth has been critical in our attempts to keep us all as safe as possible. In order to keep going we need you to attend our AGM
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Meeting ID: 858 2505 9276
Please click on UNISON link to the advice here Vulnerable-members-advice-Jan-2021
These figures provided by the Government fly in the face of their propaganda that “schools are safe” as our branch is only too aware Nursery Schools and Early Years settings were not included in the latest lockdown plans.
The Government made a political decision at the time to ignore the science and force the settings to reopen fully.
Last week they continued their bullying approach to this sector by threatening to cuT their funding unless they all fully reopened.
Does the Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson even read his own Departments reports???
Clearly not looking at their own latest figures
“Reported coronavirus (COVID-19) notifications by registered early years and childcare settings. Updated 25 January 2021.”
Barnet UNISON members working in Nursery Schools and Early Years settings need our help.
Today 1820 people sadly died from COVID, yesterday it was 1600 and until today that shocking statistic was the highest COVID death rate since the pandemic.
Whilst all schools have closed to all but pupils of key workers and vulnerable children Nursery Schools and Early Years have been bullied into remaining fully open.
This was not a decision based on the science but on politics and the consequences are that more and more people are being admitted to hospital which in turn puts an intolerable pressure on our NHS workers.
As a Barnet UNISON member I am asking you to sign this petition and also to share it widely in solidarity with all our members working in Nursery Schools and Early Years Settings
You need to register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.