Picket and donate: support the NSL strike!

NSL workers on strike in 2012. Photo from Camden New Journal

NSL workers on strike in 2012. Photo from Camden New Journal

Our low-paid members on the NSL parking enforcement contract have been taking strike action for a decent pay increase from early September. Here is how you can support the workers.  Continue reading

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

Camden parking wardens stage 7 day strike in escalating dispute with NSL

NSL members on strike earlier this month

NSL members on strike earlier this month

Some 130 Camden UNISON members, employed by parking enforcement contractor NSL will launch a seven-day strike from Wednesday 23 September in an increasingly bitter dispute over pay and conditions with the industry’s biggest player. Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs), organised by UNISON, walked out for four days earlier this month after overwhelmingly rejecting the company’s slightly revised offer in late August. Continue reading

Save Camden’s libraries!

Swiss Cottage library

Swiss Cottage library

Camden’s libraries are under threat from Council cuts. Please sign our petition to stop the cuts and save Camden’s libraries. Continue reading


Event for Black History Month – a screening of Selma at the Rio on 10 October

selma screening

The Guardian on the Camden Unison Caterlink pay campaign

A vivid, entertaining account by ‘The Guardian’ columnist, Aditya Chakrabortty, of the successful recent campaign, developed by Camden UNISON, to win the London Living Wage as the basic minimum rate (currently £9.15 an hour) for school meals staff on the Council’s staff with Caterlink.

Details of future Camden LGBT workers group meetings

See below for details of  upcoming meetings of the Camden LGBT workers group. Continue reading

Are you interesting in getting more involved in UNISON? Are you LGBT?

Are you interested in getting more involved in UNISON? Are you LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans)? If you answer yes to both of these questions – then you may be interested in getting involved in the Camden UNISON LGBT Workers group OR attending the National UNISON LGBT conference in Brighton this year – 13-15 November 2015. Continue reading

NSL ballot result: Camden traffic wardens vote for strike action

Camden NSL members on strike in 2012

Camden NSL members on strike in 2012

Traffic Wardens across Camden, employed on an outsourced contract with NSL, have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action with 88.7% saying ‘yes’ to strikes and 91.9% supporting action short of a strike in a ballot that closed on Friday 07 August.
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Camden UNISON helps get contracts and pay increases for casual workers

TalacreFor some years Camden UNISON has been raising the plight of Camden’s casual workers, essentially on zero hour contracts. Over the last year we have been working with HR who have been moving many of these workers on to permanent contracts, and we have negotiated pay increases for long serving casuals in the sports service. Continue reading