The protest was addressed by speakers from Unison in Haringey, Haringey NUT and the campaign group Parents Against Privatisation. The mood was positive given that the council cabinet have already back-tracked once from their original position that private companies might be approached. Now they are saying they will only consider 'voluntary organisations'. However, most parents and staff see little difference. They have also conceeded that there has been no meaningful consultation. Now they say they will hold a consultation 'if and when a decision to 'outsource' is made'. Of course as parents rightly point out, by then it will be too late.
Campaigners will meet again soon to plan a lobby of the next council meeting where this issue will be discussed.