|Cartoon by Tim Sanders|
How committed are the bidders to Barnet Council staff? Here are their recent A4 flyers.
What do staff really want to know?
Will I have a job?
Will my job be moved out of Barnet?
Will my pay & pension be the same.
In BT's case there will be no compulsory redundancy for 2 years. There could be voluntary redundancy though. If you have 25 years of working life & mortgage left to go having 2 years guaranteed work isn't a great comfort.
In the case of IT that is definitely going to South Tyneside so if you currently work on the helpdesk; goodbye to your current job! No mention of where everyone else's job is going.
EC Harris offices are in the following locations. Who knows which one you will get sent to.
- London (N1)
- Milton Keynes
If you take a new post within BT your terms and conditions can change.
It is quite plausible that after 2 or 3 years as many services as possible will move off the NLBP site.
Do Capita offer any more comfort?
Bid process update: We looked at sending jobs off-shore but it wouldn't save enough money so we won't do that. There is no guarantee that all the jobs won't be moved to anywhere else in the UK.
Expanding on our People Approach: Capita uphold TUPE - well, it is the law so no big deal and no great comfort either. There is nothing to stop you being made redundant after TUPE as the parking back office staff can tell you.
Confirmation of Commitments: This won't contain much.
Addressing Effective Delivery: Mr Mustard has already written about awards, they mean very little. Just because West Sussex have decided to sign a 10 year deal doesn't make it the best choice for Barnet.
These two leaflets are masterpieces in printing a lot of words and saying sod all.
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