Barnet Defends Outsourcing 200 Jobs, Saying 'It's Only 200 Jobs'
Friday 7th December 2012
A North London council has agreed to outsource £320million in contracts for back office jobs.
The move by Conservative-run Barnet Council will result in the loss of 200 jobs, saving £120m over the next 10 years.
Around 100 protesters gathered outside Hendon Town Hall following the news last night.
Barnet Council Leader Richard Cornelius justified the cuts to LBC, saying that "it's only 200 jobs".
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LBC 97.3's Sam Pittis explains: "The positions which will go to Capita include call centre jobs, payroll, IT and human resources. It's reported some of the jobs could go to Belfast, Carlisle and Swindon."
Protester Tina Waisel told LBC 97.3: "We want our democracy back. The council should be accountable to us and until now, they are evading us.
"They are selling off our services and they are selling off our future. They are going to devastate this borough for years to come."