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Hundreds march in Barnet against cuts

01 February 2011
Some 1,000 people marched in Finchley, north London, against Barnet council’s cuts and privatisation.

Barnet students get shirty over big rise in tuition fees

23 November 2010
School, college and university students across Britain are joining the resistance against education cuts.

Barnet sixth formers march on local Tory HQ

19 November 2010
Hundreds of school, college and sixth form students from across Barnet in north London marched to the local Tory Party HQ in Finchley last night chanting "No ifs, no buts, no education cuts!"

Barnet protest against ‘easyCouncil’

09 November 2010
Over 150 people joined a lively lobby of Barnet council in north London on Tuesday of last week.

Workers to lobby Barnet council

26 October 2010
Planners and public health workers are among a large group of workers at Tory-run Barnet council, north London, who are beginning to say, "enough is enough".

Barnet workers lobby against 'easyCouncil'

21 September 2010
Around 200 workers employed by Tory-controlled Barnet council in north London joined a lively town hall lobby on Tuesday of last week. They are angry at plans to slash services and privatise departments.

Hundreds join rally against easyCouncil in Barnet

15 September 2010
Around 200 workers employed by Tory-controlled Barnet council in north London joined a lively town hall lobby on Tuesday of this week. They are angry at plans to slash services and privatise whole departments.

Anti-cuts protest at Barnet council

14 September 2010
Barnet council workers and supporters protested on Tuesday of this week against cuts and the North London council’s plans for mass privatisation.

Tory cuts plans exposed in Barnet

06 July 2010
Eric Pickles, the Tory communities ministers, has launched an attack on "non-jobs" created by councils.

Barnet College fight against cuts

02 March 2010
Further education lecturers in a dozen London colleges have demanded that management guarantee no compulsory redundancies.

Barnet council loses cuts case

05 January 2010
The High Court has ruled against plans by Barnet council in north London to cut the jobs of sheltered housing wardens. The decision gave campaigners cause to cheer in the run-up to Christmas.

Barnet College workers threaten action over new contracts

23 June 2009
Workers in the UCU and ATL unions at Barnet College, north London, may take industrial action if their management try to impose new contracts on them.

Councils’ privatisation frenzy is gathering pace

09 December 2008
Barnet council in north London is considering privatising all its basic services, including children’s services – and its plans are provoking opposition.

Organising to resist the council cuts in Barnet

18 November 2008
Some three hundred trade unionists and local residents attended a heated meeting in Barnet, north London, on Tuesday of last week to oppose potential moves to privatise council services.

Care workers’ one hour strike at Fremantle

12 August 2008
Some 200 Fremantle care workers in the Unison union in Barnet, north London, struck for one hour on Thursday of last week in their continuing campaign against the company’s attacks on their terms and conditions. The workers were outsourced to private company Fremantle from Barnet council. In early 2007, Fremantle bosses sacked the workers and re-employed them on worse terms and conditions. The new contracts meant that workers’ pay was cut by roughly a third

Fremantle care workers set to strike next week

05 August 2008
Some 200 Fremantle care workers in the Unison union in Barnet, north London, were set to strike on Thursday of this week in their continuing campaign against the company’s attacks on their terms and conditions.

Unison conference: Fremantle

24 June 2008
Workers from the long running battle for workers’ rights at Fremantle, the private firm that runs care homes in Barnet, north London, received rapturous from the conference.

London Assembly results 2008

02 May 2008
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Support grows for Fremantle workers

13 November 2007
Trade unionists from across London joined a protest in support of the Fremantle care workers in Barnet, north west London, last Saturday.

Fremantle care workers march and rally

06 November 2007
A march and rally in support of Freemantle care workers in Barnet, north west London has been organised by the local Unison union branch.

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