Camden UNISON has produced a special two-page mini issue about the July 10 strike of 1 million public sector workers which you can download and print below. Also, UNISON nationally has announced that the next day of strike action will be 14th October so please put it in your diary, talk to colleagues about it and encourage non-members to join! Continue reading
The Camden Black Workers’ Group will be having its general meeting on 1st October at 3pm in the Council Chamber in the Town Hall. All BME staff are encouraged to attend.
Following the poor pay deal offered to them, Unison members in the NHS have given a 68% vote for strike action and a 88% vote for industrial action short of strike action. Hopefully our fellow trade unionists in the NHS will be able to take industrial action together with us on 14th October – as we all face miniscule pay rises and we need to take a stand against this.
Camden UNISON has successfully persuaded management to suspend the threat of dismissal notices to dozens of workers at Swiss Cottage school which were due to be issued in August. Continue reading
Camden UNISON has won a four-figure settlement for a casual worker member in the integrated youth support service. Continue reading
The Government boasts regularly that an economic recovery is in full swing. Corporate profits are up along with bosses’ pay and share packages outpacing inflation several times over. But workers generally and especially in local government are not seeing the fruits of this supposed recovery. The majority of Camden Council workers have seen the real value of their pay fall by as much as 20% since 2009. Continue reading
This article in the Observer highlights the important strike that privatised Doncaster care workers who now work for an organisation called Care UK are having to engage in, due to their employers’ insistence on driving down their terms and conditions. Other trade unionists should support them in their struggle.
Following the refusual of the government to honour the NHS pay review body’s recommendation for most staff, Unison is to ballot its members in the NHS on industrial action.
The pay review body recommended a 1% pay rise for staff – but the government has not honoured this and, instead, wants to make the 1% rise a non-consolidated one-off payment to those at the top of the pay scale – with no cost-of-living adjustment for those who are at the bottom or middle of the scale.