Friday, 18 February 2011

Strong vote for action against privatisation from Barnet staff

Barnet Unison reports on the outcome of a ballot for industrial action by council staff confronted with transfer to the private sector in line with easyCouncil plans:

Council workers vote for strike action

Council staff working in the following services: cemeteries, planning, highways, land charges, registrars, environmental health, building control, trading standards have overwhelmingly voted to take action short of strike and strike action in a ballot conducted over the last three weeks.

There was a 58% turn out with 92% agreeing to action short of strike and 77% agreeing to strike action.

Barnet UNISON is organising union meetings with members to discuss the next steps.

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