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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.

Strikers protest at Fremantle headquarters

25 September 2007
Workers at the Fremantle residential and daycare company in Barnet, north London, took their campaign to the bosses’ headquarters during a strike on Thursday of last week.

Strikers want to see the dismantling of Fremantle

24 September 2007
Around 200 residential and daycare workers employed by Fremantle in Barnet, north London, were set to strike on Thursday of this week.

Fremantle care workers strike again in north London

24 July 2007
Around 200 residential and daycare workers working for Fremantle in Barnet, north London, struck for 24 hours on Monday and Tuesday of this week. This follows another 24 hour strike earlier this month.

Barnet daycare workers strike against wage cuts

10 July 2007
Around 200 residential and daycare workers working for Fremantle in Barnet, north London, struck for 24 hours on Thursday and Friday of last week.

In brief

10 August 2002
Tories' council opposes culture AROUND 300 people demonstrated in North Finchley, London, on Saturday against the threat from Barnet's Tory council to halt construction of the Community Arts Centre.

Round-up

03 August 2002
AROUND 40 people demonstrated in north Finchley, north London, last Sunday over the threat to a community centre by Barnet's new Tory council.

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