Branch Officers and Stewards Elections – 2017

Camden Unison will shortly be electing its branch officers and stewards for the forthcoming year (March 2017- March 2018). Please consider standing to serve in the Unison branch if you want to represent your colleagues and press for a better deal for fellow members. Please click on one of these links to access the relevant nomination forms.

Branch officers

Stewards

Forms should be returned to the branch office in the Crowndale Centre or by email to George Binette by 17th February 2017.

‘Fat Cat’ Wednesday

According to the High Pay Centre the typical boss of one of the top 100 British companies will have earned more by lunchtime today than the average worker will earn all year!

A clear sign of how skewed the distribution of income is these days, and a sign that Britain needs a pay rise!

Social workers reject government’s reform proposals

Unison has produced an extensive report detailing how social workers largely reject government plans to open up social services to private companies. Read it below. Continue reading

Pipes burst while profits flow

George Binette, Camden Unison Branch Secretary, writes for the Islington Tribune on the recent spate of burst pipes in London. As Victorian pipes burst, massive profits continue to flow into the accounts of the privatised water companies – as much as £1.2bn in Thames Water’s case.

Perhaps it’s time to take a leaf from the book of the municipal reformers and socialists of the 19th & 20th centuries and take a vital natural monopoly like water back into public hands.

CBWG General Meeting – 26th January 2017 @ 3pm in 5PS

The Camden Black Workers’ Group (CBWG) will be having a general meeting on Thursday, 26th January 2017 @ 3pm and the focus will be on women of colour.

General Meeting

Communities and Third Sector Restructure – consultation cushions the blow thanks to UNISON!

The Communities and Third Sector (CTS) team work in partnership with Camden’s voluntary sector – that is the borough’s charities and community groups. Some of these such as Age UK Camden are relatively large; others may have only one or two paid staff. The team runs funding programmes, helps organisations to develop, supports volunteering and also works with faith groups. Continue reading

Camden Unison representation survey feedback

feedbackNearly 150 members recently completed a survey giving their views on the support Camden Unison has provided them. In summary the feedback was generally very positive, but there is learning for us as a branch, and it does also highlight the need for us to have more members step forward to become reps and be more involved in the union. More detail below Continue reading

Keep our NHS Public lobby – 14th December @ 6.30pm

 

Camden Keep Our NHS Public has callled a lobby at 6.30pm on WEDNESDAY 14 DECEMBER in support of our deputation to the Camden Council Cabinet Committee at 7pm. Meet outside the Town Hall in Judd Street at 6.30pm and tell Camden Council: say no to STP attack on our NHS
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Unison guidance for EU and EEA nationals

Following on from the EU referendum result, Unison has produced a guide in collaboration with the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) for EU/EEA citizens in the UK.

Unison Croyde Bay holiday resort

Unison has a holiday resort, Croyde Bay, which members can book for relatively inexpensive holidays. See here for more details.