Read online or print the latest issue of Camden UNISON’s newsletter, with important news and updates on the national pay claim, negotiations on pay modernisation, union successes for school support staff and mental health workers, the NHS, Royal Mail and more. Continue reading
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced that its members in England and Wales will take strike action again next weekend, Friday 13 and Saturday 14 December, both from 18:00 to 22:00. These will be the fifth and sixth strikes since the end of September. Continue reading
On Tuesday 3 December UNISON members across Britain’s universities will be joining lecturers in the UCU union and the EIS in Scotland as well as fellow support staff in Unite in their second coordinated strike over an abysmal offer of a 1% pay rise, which amounts to still another cut in real pay. The day of action follows a strongly supported strike on 31 October. In addition, lecturers in the Further Education sector will also be striking in response to an offer of just 0.7% across England and Wales including UCU members at Westminster Kingsway College. Continue reading
Unison has been campaigining with others against the unfair “bedroom tax” that hits low-income council and housing association tenants deemed to be ‘underoccupying’ their home. Ask your MP to sign EDM 662 against the government’s unfair ‘bedroom tax’.
Youth and connexions workers on JNC pay and conditions in Unison have accepted a 1% pay offer by 55% to 45%. In Camden members were split 50-50. Continue reading
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Workers in higher education will be taking a second day of industrial action on 3rd December in a struggle for a better pay award. More details can be seen here on the Unison website.
A wreath will be laid and a minute’s silence held in tribute to Richard Laco who was killed on this building site last week.
2pm Thursday 14th November
Laing O’Rourke site entrance
Francis Crick Institute project
Kings Cross (behind the British Library) Continue reading
The London Living Wage, which the Living Wage Foundation and the trade unions are urging employers to increase their lowest-paid staff’s pay to, is to go up to £8.80 per hour.
In Camden, this means that minimum pay on the NSL parking enforcement contract will remain slightly (11p an hour) above the London Living Wage; but cleaners in Camden buildings and schools employed by the multinational ISS will remain below it , and this will also be the case for dozens working in adult social care and for the catering contractor Caterlink.
Read on for Camden UNISON’s explanation of what is happening with the the National Joint Council (NJC) award received this year and how it impacts on members’ pay from 15 October for different groups of members. Continue reading