Camden Eye August 2015

33Please see after the jump the new issue of our newsletter, with important news and information about PRP and the appraisal scheme, living wage victories and campaigning, Right First Time reviews, Unison’s national conference, housing, asbestos and more. Continue reading

Deadline for NSL members to return their strike ballot is Friday 7 August

NSL strike ballot 2015 for web

The ballot is for industrial action in support of this year’s pay claim. Watch this space for the results and the latest developments.

The CBWG would like to meet and greet you

CBWG meet and greet july 30 2015 for web

What has the union ever done for us?

What have the Romans ever done for us?

What have the Romans ever done for us?

Here is a short list of just some of the things achieved by Camden UNISON in the past couple of years.

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Camden UNISON living wage victory for school meals workers

Residential care workers and dinner ladies lobbying the Council for the living wage. Photograph courtesy of William McLellan, Camden New Journal

After more than  a year of campaigning, we have a successfully achieved a promise of the implementation of the London living wage of £9.15 per hour from 1 September 2015 for nearly 300 workers in 51 schools on the Caterlink contract: an increase of nearly 40% on their current pay rate of £6.60 per hour. Continue reading

Camden Black Workers Group (CBWG) are holding their next general meeting on 25 June

CBWG GM 2015 web

Unions at Sandwell Council negotiate no compulsory redundancies “jobs promise”

Following members and union reps at the local authority in the West Midlands being frustrated  with the council’s seeming lack of will to redeploy staff at risk of redundancy (sound familiar?), UNISON and the other unions have now successfully negotiated an agreement to ensure no compulsory redundancies 2015-17. Continue reading

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