UNISON members “very underwhelmed” by £400 offer

Barnet UNISONUNISON members in Barnet are today taking their second of three day’s strike action this week over a 9.5% pay cut.

The cuts were made by Your Choice Barnet, the private company that has slashed 30% of jobs since taking over the running of social care services for Barnet Council two years ago.

As a result of earlier strikes, bosses offered workers a one-off £400 payment, but this was rejected after members were “very underwhelmed”.

UNISON branch secretary John Burgess said: “Still Barnet Council is refusing to be a part of the negotiations on a business which it owns 100%. We view this as neglectful with respect to the workforce and the service users.”


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