Camden UNISON has won compensation payments of up to £8000 each for over 40 workers in sports development. The payments were for either zero hour contract workers, or permanent workers who did additional hours but did not receive corresponding holiday pay.
We raised the case of these workers in December 2014, and following negotiations which were unfortunately subject to extended delays, reached agreement on compensation payments in June and HR have now made the vast majority of these payments.
Many of the zero hour contract workers have been moved onto permanent contracts as we previously reported, and Camden UNISON was also able to secure them pay rises.
We are now representing a smaller group of staff elsewhere in the Council in the same position: they were either casual workers or works substantial amounts of overtime or additional hours.
We have also approached management to negotiate improved payment rates for additional hours, to avoid us having to make further compensation claims in the future. Management have agreed to talks so we will keep members updated with their progress.
We would also like to reiterate our advice is that if any of you are casual workers, or on zero hours contracts, or you have worked regular additional hours or overtime, or have received regular enhancements (like and social hours payments) do join UNISON and contact John Shepherd (John.Shepherd@Camden.gov.uk) to take up your case and add you to our additional claim group.