Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Barnet Council Budget 2008/9

Unless Gordon Brown has a change of policy it is anticipated that the money
allocated to Barnet Council will mean all directorates will be expected to
making savings.

Over the last four years we have had radical cuts which have led to over 800
posts being deleted, nearly half of those staff being made redundant or
taking early retirement. It is clear to UNISON that the pressure to deliver
more for less is impacting on the health and wellbeing of staff. We have no
reason to believe that the budget settlement for this year is going to be
good news. It is important that we fully consult with our members and
regularly provide accurate information.
As we approach Christmas, speculation and rumour are commonplace which often creates undue stress on staff. We will endeavour to inform staff of what we actually know to be true
and promise to seek clarification of any rumours or speculation.

If you have any information or questions please email

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