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Camden NSL workers on strike for fair pay

Camden UNISON members working for private company NSL as traffic wardens have been taking 5 days of strike action this week as part of their fight for decent pay. Continue reading

Compensation win for agency worker paid through an umbrella company

umbrella companyCamden UNISON has won a four figure pay settlement for a member who was an agency worker in a school, paid through an umbrella company.
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NSL pay dispute: victory for Camden traffic wardens

NSL members on strike earlier this month

Our members who work as civil enforcement officers (traffic wardens) for NSL are celebrating a victory following two periods of strike action in September. The action started with four days (2nd – 5th) followed by a further seven days (23rd – 29th). having taken a very hard line the company eventually made an improved offer just before a third period of strike action was due to start.
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Get your school to become a London living wage employer

PrintAn important update in our campaign for all workers in schools to be paid the London living wage, and how you can help get your school to become a London living wage employer. Continue reading

New living wage rates announced as part of living wage week

The start of last London Rateweek brought the announcement of the revised rate for the London Living Wage (LLW) in 2016. From next April the minimum hourly rate for employers paying LLW as a basic hourly rate will rise from the current £9.15 to £9.40.  Continue reading

Wellesley Road: poverty pay care provider fails first test

Wellesley road care homeGeorge Binette writes on Camden’s newly-privatised, minimum wage care home which was this week savaged by a Care Quality Commission report following concerns raised by whistleblowers. Continue reading

School meals workers’ newsletter #06

spatula-fist-logoPlease see below the new issue of our newsletter for school meals workers with updates about the living wage campaign success at Caterlink, new pay arrangements and what’s next for the campaign. Continue reading

Camden parking wardens stage 7 day strike in escalating dispute with NSL

NSL members on strike earlier this month

NSL members on strike earlier this month

Some 130 Camden UNISON members, employed by parking enforcement contractor NSL will launch a seven-day strike from Wednesday 23 September in an increasingly bitter dispute over pay and conditions with the industry’s biggest player. Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs), organised by UNISON, walked out for four days earlier this month after overwhelmingly rejecting the company’s slightly revised offer in late August. Continue reading

NSL ballot result: Camden traffic wardens vote for strike action

Camden NSL members on strike in 2012

Camden NSL members on strike in 2012

Traffic Wardens across Camden, employed on an outsourced contract with NSL, have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action with 88.7% saying ‘yes’ to strikes and 91.9% supporting action short of a strike in a ballot that closed on Friday 07 August.
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Shaw’s raw deal for care workers

Shaw's Maitland Park care home

Shaw’s Maitland Park care home

June gave workers in Camden’s school kitchens some cause to celebrate, but for residential care workers in the borough it was a very different story. A further 50 Camden Council employees transferred to the South Wales-based private company, Shaw Healthcare, in the week of 22 June. The staff – most of them workers supporting older people with dementia – are now based at the newly built Wellesley Road care home, which has replaced the closed Branch Hill and St Margaret’s facilities, and most of them  will be earning well under  the London living wage. Continue reading