Tag Archives: living wage

Fair pay for Camden NSL workers!

NSL workers on strike in 2012. Photo from Camden New Journal

NSL workers on strike in 2012. Photo from Camden New Journal

Homepage for the campaign for fair pay for outsourced traffic wardens at NSL in Camden. Continue reading

NSL: 3% of very little is not enough

Camden NSL members on strike in 2012

Camden NSL members on strike in 2012

Camden NSL workers made over £24 million profit for Camden Council last year and contributed to NSL’s £18 million plus profits for the same period. John Mann, Branch Organiser, outlines why they are now embarking on balloting for strike action. Continue reading

Camden UNISON living wage victory for school meals workers

Residential care workers and dinner ladies lobbying the Council for the living wage. Photograph courtesy of William McLellan, Camden New Journal

After more than  a year of campaigning, we have a successfully achieved a promise of the implementation of the London living wage of £9.15 per hour from 1 September 2015 for nearly 300 workers in 51 schools on the Caterlink contract: an increase of nearly 40% on their current pay rate of £6.60 per hour. Continue reading

Living wage campaign for residential care workers

Residential care workers and dinner ladies lobbying the Council for the living wage. Photograph courtesy of William McLellan, Camden New JournalHomepage for Camden UNISON’s campaign for the London living wage for workers in residential homes caring for vulnerable older people, mostly with dementia, who face poverty pay until 2040. Continue reading

Camden UNISON newsletter for Caterlink staff #05

IMG_7453 See below the latest issue of our newsletter for Camden Caterlink workers, with information about the campaign, explaining the indicative ballot for industrial action which will begin next term and pointing out reasons we think members should vote Yes for strike action, and that nonmembers should join us and fight for the London living wage. Continue reading

Sign our petition for a living wage for residential care workers

Please take a moment to sign our online petition for a living wage for residential care workers at Shaw Healthcare, who are currently pay just £7.53 per hour and deliver vital care for vulnerable older people, most of whom have dementia. Continue reading

Living wage campaign: CNJ takes aim at Caterlink

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In an excellent article in the latest Camden New Journal, they have revealed that while their Camden employees earning £6.60 per hour demonstrated outside the Town Hall earlier this month, Caterlink’s parent company was selling £1400 bottles of champagne just yards away in King’s Cross station. And while the company claimed it couldn’t afford £460,000 to pay its 300 Camden school meals workers the living wage of £8.80 per hour it made an operating profit of £24.6 million. Continue reading

Our living wage lobby makes CNJ front page

2015.03.05 CNJ front pageCamden UNISON’s lobby of the council on Monday for the living wage of around 60 residential care worker and Caterlink school meals worker members  got front-page coverage in the Camden New Journal, as well as detailed reporting within.  Reel News also made a short film about the demonstration and the campaigns, which you can see below. Continue reading

Sign our petition in support of the living wage for Caterlink workers

Please sign our petition in support of the London living wage for Camden school meals workers who are currently paid just over the national minimum wage, at £6.60 per hour. Please encourage your colleagues, friends and family to sign as well! Continue reading

Camden UNISON newsletter for Caterlink staff #04

Please see below for the latest news on the campaign for a living wage for Camden school meals workers, as a packed members’ meeting votes for an indicative ballot for industrial action. Also contains advice for members about Inset day and other backpay claims, and the full text of the motion passed by the meeting. Continue reading