GMB London anger over denial of rights at work to members in Haringey School
GMB London anger over denial of rights at work to members in Haringey Schools.
Our members deserve to get advice and guidance throughout this process says GMB London.
GMB and the other trade unions, the NUT, Unison and the ATL, representing the staff at Northumberland Park School in Haringey were denied access to accompany their members to a meeting on Tuesday 13th March to discuss the school’s plans to convert to Academy status as part of the Aldridge Education Multi-Academy Trust.
The unions have been told that they can meet the Head Teacher on Wednesday 15th March, separately from their members. Even with this concession the school appear to be continuing their policy of divide and rule by inviting the support staff unions (GMB and Unison) and the teaching unions (NUT and ATL) to separate meetings.
Vaughan West, GMB Regional Organiser said
“Attempts by the school’s management to divide and rule, so they can force through conversation to an Academy, will be fiercely resisted by GMB and the other trade unions.
“Our members deserve to get advice and guidance throughout this process. We will ensure that the consultation on conversation amongst all stakeholders, which runs until the end of March will be fair and not fixed in favour of conversion and Aldridge.”
Contact: Vaughan West on 07711 613692
Notes to editors
1) Aldridge is the charitable foundation of Sir Rodney Malcolm Aldridge, founder of Capita, a company who seeks to procure large public sector outsourced contracts.