Friday 23 February 2024.
Our Barnet UNISON Mental Health social workers re-ballot results are now in.
We had a 91% turn out with a 100% VOTE for strike action.
Barnet UNISON Mental Health social workers have already taken 27 days of strike action which equates to approximately 4,050 lost contact days for Mental health service users in Barnet.
Today UNISON submitted the results to the Barnet Council Chief Executive.
UNISON has agreed to go into talks with Barnet Council and ACAS. UNISON have agreed a couple of dates in early March.
UNISON has from the outset been prepared to negotiate to reach a resolution to what has become the longest running Mental Health social worker strike in UNISON’s history.
Barnet UNISON has agreed a new strike timetable with our members which will begin in April in the unfortunate event that we are unable to reach a resolution.
The strike timetable would be a significant increase in the number of strike days taken by the social workers so far.
- From 15 April to 26 April 2024 (two weeks).
- From 13 May to 1 June 2024 (three weeks).
- From 17 June to 12 July 2024. (four weeks).
Our members are 100% behind UNISONs negotiating team and remain hopeful that a positive resolution can be secured to avoid any further strike action.
More news later.