GMB call on Haringey Council to halt plans to issue redundancy notices to care home staff
GMB call on Haringey Council to halt plans to issue redundancy notices to care home staff pending consultations with union and staff
This decision from Haringey Council has once again shown that they are more interested in saving money than they are in helping their most vulnerable residents, says GMB London
GMB, the union for care home workers, have called on Haringey Council to halt plans to send staff at Osborne Grove Nursing Home in Stroud Green redundancy notices. GMB members who work at the home received letters from the council explaining that staff would be issued with notices from 9 April.
Campaigners working to keep the nursing home open have appealed the decision, which is now going through a judicial review process. A court hearing has been scheduled for 19 April.
Campaigners appealing against the decision have argued that the council have given no clear reasons why they are closing the home. They also believe that with the local elections set for 3 May, the politicians who made this decision may no longer be in power.
Warren Kenny, GMB Regional Secretary said:
“This decision from Haringey Council has once again shown that they are more interested in saving money than they are in helping their most vulnerable residents.
“It is clear the council is sending out these redundancy notices so that it can cover up its own failures. I have no doubt that the facility will return as a privatised nursing home, but by then it will be too late for both its current staff and residents.
“To evict these residents will involve an expensive and very lengthy legal process, that will not be beneficial for either the council or the residents.
“GMB will do everything possible to protect these jobs by contesting the redundancy process legally.”
Contact: Vaughan West 07967 342197 or GMB London Press Office 07970 114 762