Camden UNISON AGM – 4th March 2015 @ 3.30pm

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Please come along to the Camden Unison AGM, which will be held in the Council Chamber in the Old Town Hall from 3.30pm on Wednesday, 4th March 2015. Time off to attend has been agreed for council employees. Full agenda below.

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Sign our petition in support of the living wage for Caterlink workers

Please sign our petition in support of the London living wage for Camden school meals workers who are currently paid just over the national minimum wage, at £6.60 per hour. Please encourage your colleagues, friends and family to sign as well! Continue reading

PRP: Evidence of ongoing discrimination as council refuses to share full figures

Distribution of 5 ratings by salary band 2012-13

Distribution of 5 ratings by salary band 2012-13

There is strong evidence that performance related pay continues to detrimentally impact on BME, average and low-paid, older and disabled staff. However having previously promised to provide the full figures of appraisal ratings to UNISON like they did last year, senior management is now refusing to provide these figures and has also rejected our Freedom of Information request. Continue reading

Camden UNISON newsletter for Caterlink staff #04

Please see below for the latest news on the campaign for a living wage for Camden school meals workers, as a packed members’ meeting votes for an indicative ballot for industrial action. Also contains advice for members about Inset day and other backpay claims, and the full text of the motion passed by the meeting. Continue reading

PRP: 15 years to get to the top of your grade if you’re “good”

What Justin Bieber may look like in 2030

What Justin Bieber may look like in 2030

Have you recently started in a new role in Camden? If so and you are at the bottom of your pay grade on the P&M contracts (so level 3 zone 1 and up) then it could be 2030 by the time you get to the top of the grade – and only then if you score a 3 in your appraisal every year. And if you are lower paid, you may never reach the top. Continue reading

Camden UNISON newsletter for Caterlink staff #03

Please see here our latest newsletter for Camden Caterlink workers, with important updates about our campaign for the London living wage and INSET day and overtime backpay claims. It also contains details of our next mass meeting for Caterlink workers which will be Monday 9 February at 3:30 PM in the Crowndale centre, 218 Eversholt Street, NW1 1BD, on the second floor in training room 2. It is vital that as many workers attend as possible to decide on the next stage of the campaign. Continue reading

Annual election of stewards and branch officers 2015

Do you want to become a UNISON Steward or Branch Officer and help represent your fellow Camden UNISON members? If so, please complete the relevant form(s) below… Continue reading

Jobs to be advertised internally for 8 days before they are publicised externally

Camden UNISON has been concerned that the Council isn’t doing enough to redeploy staff and to avoid redundancies and we have been pressing them on this point for some time. We think it’s a step in the right direction that, following requests from UNISON, HR have now said on essentials that jobs will be advertised for 8 days internally before going out to external advert. Continue reading

Support UCH Unison health workers and the health workers’ strike on 29th January 2015

Unison are taking industrial action in the health sector in 29th January to press the government to honour the pay rise recommended by the pay review body. Please come along and show your support at the picket lines at :

UCH 235 Euston Rd NW1  from 8am until 1 and there will be a lunchtime rally from 1230 .

There should be a picket line at 9am at Queens Square as well which could benefit from some support .

UNISON winter fuel grants now available

heaterWorried about being able to pay your fuel bill this winter? UNISON has set up a limited fund to help members on low incomes with one-off payments of up to £40. To apply, just download and complete the application form below, after the jump, and submit it before 13 February 2015. Continue reading