Showing of “I Am Not Your Negro” at the Rio cinema in Dalston on 14th October @ 2pm

The Camden Black Workers’ Group and Camden Unison have arranged for the film “I Am Not Your Negro”, based on the writings of James Baldwin, to be shown at the Rio cinema in Dalston on Saturday, 14th October at 2pm. There will be a Q & A session afterwards, featuring Diane Abbott MP.

More details can be seen here.

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Rally against the pay cap 17 October

Hardworking public servants are up to £3000 a year worse off than they were in 2010, due to the government’s cap on public sector pay rises. Demonstrate against the freeze Tuesday 17 October at 4:30 PM at Parliament Square.

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Camden UNISON representative unfairly suspended

trading-suspendedThe Camden UNISON representative for the transport section has been unfairly suspended from work for 8 weeks. Continue reading

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The Camden Trades Council is organising to fight to end the public sector pay cap – this is your chance to join in!

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You are invited to the Camden Black Workers Group AGM on 20 September.

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Meeting on 12th July @ 6.30pm: Justice for Grenfell and Safe Secure Homes for All

Justice for Grenfell – safe secure homes for all Emergency Meeting

Wed 12 July 6.30pm 

Somers Town Community Centre

150 Ossulston St NW1 1EE 

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Grenfell Justice campaign
Matt Wrack, Fire Brigade Union
Kevin Courtney (teachers union)
Tenant reps from across London

Leaflet: http://www.axethehousingact.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DCH_grenfell_mtg_12july2017_A5_2pp_web.pdf

National Unison message to Camden members

This is a message to members from Unison nationally to members in Camden on the Chalcot Estate evacuation.

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1st July demonstration

Unison’s General Secretary, Dave Prentis, announced today that the union would be supporting the 1st July People’s Assembly Against Austerity demonstration against the government.

The general election result, which bucked the polls which suggested a Tory landslide, showed that there is in fact a significant level of support for Jeremy Corbyn and Labour’s anti-austerity policies. The loss of their overall majority means that the Conservatives do not have a mandate to rule for the next parliamentary term, and may have to make an unseemly agreement with the Northern Irish Protestant religiously-conservative DUP.

Social workers oppose new accreditation system

As you may know, the Government is in the process of rolling out a new National Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS) for all children and family social workers who carry out a statutory function. More than 90% of social workers oppose it, and we are holding a meeting at 1 PM on Wednesday 14 June for social workers to meet and discuss it. Continue reading

Cancellation of 23rd May rally against school funding cuts

As a mark of respect for the victims of last night’s horrific atrocity in Manchester, Camden NUT and UNISON have called off the ‘Big School Assembly’ at Talacre Gardens, which had been organised as a protest against threatened cuts in school funding. In the meantime, Camden UNISON extends its gratitude to healthworkers and others in the emergency services – many of them UNISON members – who have had to respond in the aftermath of the bombing  with compassion in caring for the injured and bereaved.