Homepage for the campaign to save Camden youth services from £1.6 million in funding cuts by Camden’s Labour council.
Following members and union reps at the local authority in the West Midlands being frustrated with the council’s seeming lack of will to redeploy staff at risk of redundancy (sound familiar?), UNISON and the other unions have now successfully negotiated an agreement to ensure no compulsory redundancies 2015-17. Continue reading
Join Camden UNISON’s lobby of the full Council meeting on Monday 13 April at 6 PM at the Judd Street entrance of the old Town Hall. Demonstrate against £73 million in cuts, 600+ job losses and compulsory redundancies. Continue reading
As the Council begins a new wave of cuts, figures obtained by Camden UNISON demonstrate that compulsory redundancies are avoidable. Over the last four years while the Council has made nearly 450 compulsory redundancies it has hired over 2100 new staff, but only redeployed 78. But to get the Council to change course will take pressure from UNISON members. Continue reading
Information about Camden UNISON’s campaigns against the Council’s programme of £73 million of cuts, as well as around 600 job losses, in 2015-2018. Continue reading
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Camden UNISON has been concerned that the Council isn’t doing enough to redeploy staff and to avoid redundancies and we have been pressing them on this point for some time. We think it’s a step in the right direction that, following requests from UNISON, HR have now said on essentials that jobs will be advertised for 8 days internally before going out to external advert. Continue reading
Despite huge budget reductions leading to a third of posts are being cut, Camden UNISON achieved significant concessions, including the majority of staff not having to re-interview for posts, and no members who appealed against redundancy were made compulsorily redundant. Continue reading
Our brief description of the massive job cuts – of more than a third – planned to business admin, which includes support for frontline services, complaints, data protection/freedom of information request work and support for directors. Management also intend to force all staff to interview for their own jobs. Continue reading
This is the first Unison update about the progress of the business administration service review, part of the Council’s “efficiency savings” aiming at saving £1.75 million per year.