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Barnet Tory council’s latest privatising fraud revealed 

Barnet Tory council’s latest privatising fraud revealed  Outsourcing has been rife at Barnet council in north London. A new report shows how corruption developed in privatised services, reports Sarah Bates

Barnet’s Tory council retreats from selloffs

Barnet’s Tory council retreats from selloffs Anti-cuts campaigners in Barnet were celebrating a breakthrough after the Tory-run north London council decided to keep its waste, recycling and street cleaning services in-house.

Campaigners and trade unionists march together to save libraries, museums and galleries

Campaigners and trade unionists march together to save libraries, museums and galleries Up to 2,000 people marched in central London today, Saturday, to defend libraries, museums and galleries under threat from cuts.

Time to take action to save libraries, galleries and museums

Time to take action to save libraries, galleries and museums Over a quarter of a million people in the West Midlands could be left with no art gallery, youth services or museums and just one library out of 16 in four years time.

Barnet library strike builds up a head of steam as bosses feel the pressure

Barnet library strike builds up a head of steam as bosses feel the pressure Library workers in Barnet, north London, walked out for three days from Monday. The Unison union members are resisting the Tory council’s plans to outsource the library service.

Strike planned for libraries in Barnet

Strike planned for libraries in Barnet Barnet council library workers in north London were set to strike for three days from Monday of next week against the Tory council’s plans to outsource the library service.

Hundreds of Barnet council workers strike on day of protest against Trade Union Bill

02 November 2015
Hundreds of Barnet council workers in north London walked out for the seventh time this year today, Monday, against another wave of privatisation by the Tory council.

Solidarity boosts strikers in Barnet

13 October 2015
Barnet council workers in north London struck against outsourcing on Wednesday of last week. 

Fresh walkout hits Barnet council bosses

06 October 2015
Workers at Barnet council in north London were set to strike for 24 hours on Wednesday of this week. 

Barnet workers strike against privatisation

29 September 2015
Workers at Barnet Council in north London were set to strike during the Tory party conference to highlight the danger of outsourcing local government services.

Local government round-up

08 September 2015
A 10-day strike by Doncaster council workers planned for Friday of last week was suspended at the 11th hour following a dramatic climbdown by bosses. Plus short stories on the fight for Barnet libraries and pay deal at Scottish councils.

London council workers coordinate strikes to stop service privatisation

14 July 2015
Strikes against Tory privatisation at two London councils grew in strength as council workers walked out on Wednesday of last week. 

Council workers resist outsourcing in Barnet and Bromley

02 June 2015
Unison union members in Barnet, north London, held a council-wide strike on Monday and Tuesday of this week. 

Barnet strikers determined to resist council's latest outsourcing plans

05 May 2015
Barnet Council workers struck for two days last week against another wave of outsourcing at the Tory-run north London authority.

Strikes called at Barnet against council outsourcing

21 April 2015
The Unison union at Barnet Council in north London has announced its members are set to walk out on strike for two days on Thursday and Friday of next week.

Barnet care workers strike back against Tory service cuts

31 March 2015
A struggle by care workers in Barnet, north London to defend pay and a quality care service has got bosses on the ropes. It’s bad news for the council privatisers, reports Raymie Kiernan

Your Choice Barnet care workers choose another walkout against pay cut

24 March 2015
Unison union members at Your Choice Barnet (YCB) in north London were set to begin a three?day strike on Wednesday of this week against a 9.5 percent pay cut.

Barnet Unison union ballot over outsourcing

17 March 2015
Tory-controlled Barnet council in north London has provoked a major strike ballot of Unison union members against mass outsourcing.

Occupation in Barnet continues London housing fightback

10 March 2015
Tenants and supporters have occupied a newly empty house on the Sweets Way estate in Barnet, north London.

Barnet care row reveals cash flaws in Tory business plan

30 September 2014
Tory-run Barnet Council in north London is giving preferential treatment to private firms over its own local authority trading company, Your Choice Barnet (YCB).

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