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A hard fight to stop easyCouncil in Barnet

Issue No. 2288

Council workers in Barnet, north London, plan to strike for a third time against privatisation on Thursday of next week.

The Tory council wants to sell off £2 billion of council services in a plan that has been dubbed “easyCouncil”.

But the Unison union members are determined to fight. They previously struck last September and October.

“Our members are making a big statement,” said Unison branch secretary John Burgess.

“They want to remain council employees.”

The union says the proposals could see 70 percent of the workforce pushed into the private sector in just over a year.

They plan to carry out volunteer charity work while they are on strike.

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Sat 4 Feb 2012, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 2288
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