Here are a few facts about Your Choice Barnet
YOUR CHOICE THE FACTS
Your Choice is claiming that the proposed changes to staff terms & conditions are not going to have an impact on service quality.
Currently Support Workers are paid £12.40-£13.56/ hr and Assistant Support Workers are paid £9.49-£10.07/ hr
M As & When hours: Your Choice rely heavily on As & When hours. We learnt that staff now working As & When have already had their rate cut by 25% before the consultation began.
M 28 support workers posts to be reduced to 8 support workers posts.
M Creation of 20.5 assistant support worker posts
M Enhancements for working evenings to be stopped
M Enhancements for working weekends to be stopped (these are paid at time and a half)
M Staff working a 5 day week to be moved to a 7 working week with no extra pay.
M Up to a sixth of the workforce have requested and been granted voluntary redundancy. This will have a massive impact on a client group who have built long term relationships with workers in which ‘trust’ is a critical feature of this relationship.
M Your Choice has commissioned a consultant to carry out a benchmarking exercise with the market competitors.