Camden Eye June 2015

Check 32out the new issue of our newsletter, with articles about why we believe compulsory redundancies are unnecessary, a breakdown of recent union successes, the national special conference on pay, a new pay dispute for NSL workers, appraisal ratings, performance related pay and more. Continue reading

Unison school uniform grants

Unison’s national welfare fund has some grants available to help pay for school uniforms for low income members’ children. Please click here for more information.

UNISON advice on the Childcare Act: disqualification from working with children

Camden UNISON’s advice for workers in schools, in the wake of OFSTED insisting that regulations for childminders around potential disqualification from working with children if someone else in your household has committed criminal offences. Continue reading

Don’t forget to vote in UNISON’s NEC elections

Elections start on 7 April

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Camden UNISON and Trades Council election hustings Mon 27 April

HustingsCamden Unison and Camden Trades Council are inviting you to a hustings for the upcoming general election in Holborn and St Pancras. Continue reading

Living wage campaign for residential care workers

Residential care workers and dinner ladies lobbying the Council for the living wage. Photograph courtesy of William McLellan, Camden New JournalHomepage for Camden UNISON’s campaign for the London living wage for workers in residential homes caring for vulnerable older people, mostly with dementia, who face poverty pay until 2040. Continue reading

UNISON Special Conference: Fight over pay hasn’t gone away

"Smash the pay freeze, well, maybe next year or the year after, or…"

“Smash the pay freeze, well, maybe next year or the year after, or…”

George Binette reports back on the conference earlier this week as UNISON reps in local government around the country met in London and voted to reopen this year’s NJC pay dispute.

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Camden UNISON newsletter for Caterlink staff #05

IMG_7453 See below the latest issue of our newsletter for Camden Caterlink workers, with information about the campaign, explaining the indicative ballot for industrial action which will begin next term and pointing out reasons we think members should vote Yes for strike action, and that nonmembers should join us and fight for the London living wage. Continue reading

2014 – a vintage year for recruitment

Nearly 540 people joined or rejoined Camden UNISON last year, making 2014 the single best year for recruitment since 2006 when the branch saw 570 join its ranks. The figures for 2014 are all the more remarkable in the light of the continued decline in employment across the lead employer, Camden Council, which still accounts for some 75% of total branch membership. Camden’s current workforce is about 15% smaller than in 2010. 
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Sign our petition for a living wage for residential care workers

Please take a moment to sign our online petition for a living wage for residential care workers at Shaw Healthcare, who are currently pay just £7.53 per hour and deliver vital care for vulnerable older people, most of whom have dementia. Continue reading