Unison General Secretary Election – Branch Committee nominates John Burgess

Dear friend, I am writing to encourage UNISON members to take part in the very important election for our union’s general secretary, the most senior position in Britain’s largest public service union. This election comes at a time when public services and the workers who provide them are under unprecedented and sustained attack. In such circumstances, who leads UNISON is a vital question giving members all the more reason to use their votes. Continue reading

Community meeting on housing at the Camden Centre – 19th November 2015

Please see here for information about a meeting at the Camden Centre on Thursday evening about the impact of the Government’s Housing Bill on Camden.

Get your school to become a London living wage employer

PrintAn important update in our campaign for all workers in schools to be paid the London living wage, and how you can help get your school to become a London living wage employer. Continue reading

New living wage rates announced as part of living wage week

The start of last London Rateweek brought the announcement of the revised rate for the London Living Wage (LLW) in 2016. From next April the minimum hourly rate for employers paying LLW as a basic hourly rate will rise from the current £9.15 to £9.40.  Continue reading

Back pay success story

Camden UNISON helps a member recoup £6000 backpay. Continue reading

Camden UNISON member reinstated after successful dismissal appeal

A Camden UNISON member won back their job last month (September) after a successful appeal by a branch officer to a panel of two councillors. In addition they were awarded their full back pay backdated nearly a year. Continue reading

Wellesley Road: poverty pay care provider fails first test

Wellesley road care homeGeorge Binette writes on Camden’s newly-privatised, minimum wage care home which was this week savaged by a Care Quality Commission report following concerns raised by whistleblowers. Continue reading


Come to a live show at the Town Hall on 23 October

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Camden Black Workers’ Group Black History Month Event – 23rd October @ the Charlie Ratchford Centre

Camden Black Workers’ Group is having an event to celebrate Black History Month. The event will be on 23rd October 2015 from 5pm to 9pm at the Charlie Ratchford Centre, Belmont Street, NW1.

The event theme is around Inventors and Innovators.  There will be a presentation by Co-Founder of the Black Heroes – Hall of Fame, health talks, a quiz, a raffle, entertainment and refreshments.

Everyone is welcome as well as friends, family, young and old.

School meals workers’ newsletter #06

spatula-fist-logoPlease see below the new issue of our newsletter for school meals workers with updates about the living wage campaign success at Caterlink, new pay arrangements and what’s next for the campaign. Continue reading