NSL strike suspended due to improved offer

Monday’s scheduled NSL strike action has been suspended in the light of an improved offer from NSL.  Members on the NSL contract will be meeting on Monday to discuss and vote on the content of the offer.  Continue reading

Details of future Camden LGBT workers group meetings

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

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

The strike by our branch’s low-paid members on the NSL parking enforcement contract for a decent pay increase is set to start next Monday morning (24 August) and run through Thursday (27th), possibly coinciding with the next round of strikes on London Underground. Here is how you can support the workers. UPDATE as of 21/08: this strike has now been suspended pending an improved offer for members to vote on: more info here. 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

Shaw’s raw deal for care workers

Shaw's Maitland Park care home

Shaw’s Maitland Park care home

June gave workers in Camden’s school kitchens some cause to celebrate, but for residential care workers in the borough it was a very different story. A further 50 Camden Council employees transferred to the South Wales-based private company, Shaw Healthcare, in the week of 22 June. The staff – most of them workers supporting older people with dementia – are now based at the newly built Wellesley Road care home, which has replaced the closed Branch Hill and St Margaret’s facilities, and most of them  will be earning well under  the London living wage. Continue reading

Appraisals and PRP: Consultation starts on a new scheme

PRP-imageCamden UNISON has consistently opposed performance related pay (PRP) and the associated five-point appraisal system since it was first proposed by senior management in 2011. So we are pleased to announce that there have been initial discussions with HR on developing a new, fairer scheme. 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.

Fair pay for Camden NSL workers!

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

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

Homepage for the campaign for fair pay for outsourced traffic wardens at NSL in Camden. Continue reading