Thursday, 3 May 2012

Trouble in Greenwich with GLL - Save Croydon Libraries Campaign - 03/05/2012

"Croydon Libraries are in the process of being outsourced and five companies and organisations have been short-listed. Inside Croydon has written of those short-listed in this comprehensive article here.
Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) is just one of these bidders and and an article highlights the troubles in Greenwich where GLL are taking on the running of library services. The full article can be read here. The article explains,

"GLL have made clear that following the transfer, there will be a "harmonisation" process, in reality to bring library staff down to GLL levels. GLL negotiators have confirmed that new library staff will be employed on poorer pay and conditions."

The article claims that the council refused to accept a potential compromise whereby staff would be seconded over to GLL, rather than transferred, which would give staff staying as council employees a better safeguard against attacks on pay and conditions."

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