Branch on BBC TV South Today

The West Sussex Branch’s work on the WSCC Capita contract was featured throughout the day on BBC TV’s South Today news programme on Thursday 10th September.

To catch up on the Branch’s important work on the West Sussex Capita contract, you can read all about it here:Branch Lines Special Edition

Branch Secretary Dan Sartin was interviewed for the programme. Dan spoke about the very high staff turnover at Capita. 40% of the staff who were TUPE’d by the Council to Capita in October 2012 have since left – which is far in excess of normal turnover rates. That turnover rate also excludes Capita staff who have been directly employed by the firm and have also left.

Dan reiterated the union’s commitment to work with both the Council and Capita to make material changes to the contract during its Reset phase to improve the situation, both for Capita staff and staff from a range of West Sussex employers who use Capita’s support services.

To watch the interview on the BBC Iplayer, visit the programme here. The interview starts at 14.46 minutes in and will not be available after 7pm on 11th September.