Camden UNISON AGM – 4th March 2015 @ 3.30pm

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.

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Annual election of stewards and branch officers 2015

annual elections 2015Do 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:

Branch Officers Nomination Form 2015

Stewards Nomination Form 2015

Please contact the Camden Unison branch office or existing stewards if you would like to find out more about what the roles entail. The closing date for nominations is 27th February 2015.

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

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. We think it’s a step in the right direction that HR have now said on essentials that jobs will be advertised for 8 days internally before going out to external advert. We’ll see over the next few months whether this is able to get more people redeployed and staying within the Council workforce.

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

Camden Unison wins 2.2% NJC pay award for all eligible staff

Percent growthThe Council is now implementing the National Joint Council (NJC) pay award, which covers the vast majority of council staff apart from senior managers, teachers, craft workers and youth workers. A similar settlement for craft workers, who are covered by a different national negotiating body, is being implemented at the same time.

What does this mean for our December pay and for our pay in the New Year? Continue reading

Camden UNISON wins big regrading claim for family support workers

catUNISON has successfully won an increase in grade for around 30 family support workers in CSF worth up to over £4000 per year each, plus backdating worth up to over £6500 each. Continue reading

Thank you to those who saw ‘Pride’ at the Rio on Saturday afternoon

Camden UNISON says thanks very much to all those (200+) who attended the 06 December benefit screening of ‘Pride’ at Dalston’s Rio Cinema. Some £700 was raised from the collection of the day, with the promise of more to come, with donations distributed between the FBU and the Doncaster Care UK UNISON members who mounted 90 days of strike action earlier this year. Continue reading

Camden signs up for ethical care – letter to CNJ

On November 19 Camden became just the third local authority in London, alongside Islington and Southwark, and the ninth nationally to sign up to Unison’s Ethical Care Charter. See here a letter from branch secretary George Binette originally published in the Camden New Journal here. Continue reading