I am a PROUD member of the UNISON Trade Union, and I received this communication from them recently, and I hope you will sign it:
"You may be
aware that as a result of Capita winning a contract to deliver back office
services for Barnet Council nearly 350 jobs will be lost to our community and
up to 150 staff made redundant.
is determined to try to convince Capita that there is another way to deliver
services to Barnet residents.
of all of our members now facing redundancy I am asking you for an act of
solidarity and support.
I hope that
you are able to both sign and encourage your family and friends to sign this
petition which is now on line. There are a lot of staff and their families
hoping for your support. To view and sign the petition click on this link
Below is a
copy of the petition.
- TO KEEP OUR JOBS IN BARNET - Community Petition
Executive, you will be aware of the Capita Plc consultation with former Barnet
Council staff starting on Monday 7 October 2013. You will know the Capita Plc
proposal means hundreds of jobs are to be lost to Barnet, with no certainty
that these will be recreated elsewhere in that community, resulting in a loss
of local knowledge and another severe blow to the local economy that will have
a negative impact on any remaining Council staff, residents and local traders.
In the current economic climate this is unacceptable. I would ask that you
directly intervene and provide a commitment that a new service solution is
found that both protects and creates jobs in the community they serve."
Why is this
2013, Barnet Council signed a ten year £320 million contract with Capita Plc to
take over the provision of the following services take over the running of the
council's back office services which includes customer services, human
resources, finance and payroll, IT, revenues and benefits, estates, corporate
procurement and commercial services.
proposed solution is to provide these services in Capita Call centres elsewhere
in the UK which will ultimately lead to approximately 350 jobs losses to our
community and upwards of 150 redundancies in Barnet.
passionate about local public services and believe people providing them have
local knowledge and are accountable to the residents of Barnet. Not only that
but local job losses will have a negative impact on our local economy as
working people become jobless with a reduced income to spend in the local