Barnet UNISON & Barnet Alliance for Public Services (BAPS) have organised a Public Meeting and have invited Professor Dexter Whitfield as the Guest Speaker.

The meeting takes place on Tuesday 15th March at 7pm in the Greek Cypriot Community Centre, 2 Britannia Road, London N12 9RU.

Barnet Council on 1 March passed a Budget making £54 million in cuts/savings which included cuts to frontline services and increases in fees and charges to Barnet residents.

Barnet Council is embarking on policy called the One Barnet Programme (formerly known as Future Shape and more widely referred to as ‘easycouncil’). This programme has already begun, 24 out of 25 council services have already been told they are to be privatised. Up to £4 million has been spent on consultants and other staff resources in the last three years with no discernible savings for Barnet residents. A further £9.2 million has been put aside for consultants to help deliver this mass privatisation programme.

Dexter has been commissioned by the Council Trade Unions to produce a series of critiques and proposals on the Council’s One Barnet programme. You can view all his analysis/reports here.

Dexter will be addressing in his speech the following:
• Costs and consequences of Barnet council policies.
• Community needs decided by multinational companies.
• The effect on jobs, terms and conditions.
• The erosion of democracy and transparency.
This will be followed by a Q & A session

For more details contact: John Burgess, Barnet UNISON, on 07738 389569 or email: john.burgess@barnetunison.org.uk

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