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Camden UNISON newsletter for Caterlink staff #03

Please see here our latest newsletter for Camden Caterlink workers, with important updates about our campaign for the London living wage and INSET day and overtime backpay claims. It also contains details of our next mass meeting for Caterlink workers which will be Monday 9 February at 3:30 PM in the Crowndale centre, 218 Eversholt Street, NW1 1BD, on the second floor in training room 2. It is vital that as many workers attend as possible to decide on the next stage of the campaign. Continue reading

School meals workers living wage campaign

IMG_7453This is our home page for our campaign for living wage for school meals  workers  employed in Camden schools, most of whom were paid only the national minimum wage, and well short of the London living wage of £9.15 per hour. We have now won the London living wage for the vast majority of these workers, but some schools are still paying below it so the campaign continues. Continue reading

Camden signs up for ethical care – letter to CNJ

On November 19 Camden became just the third local authority in London, alongside Islington and Southwark, and the ninth nationally to sign up to Unison’s Ethical Care Charter. See here a letter from branch secretary George Binette originally published in the Camden New Journal here. Continue reading

Excellent coverage of our Caterlink living wage campaign in CNJ

Living_Wage_Lobby_-_3This week’s Camden New Journal has two articles about our campaign for the living wage for Camden school meals at Caterlink, which you can read here. Continue reading

Camden UNISON wins pay rise for Caterlink workers, but still a long way to go

Following pressure from our campaign for the London living wage for school meals workers, Caterlink has given a 4.6% pay increase, for the first time moving Caterlink workers off the national minimum wage up to £6.60 per hour. However this still leaves these workers languishing well below the level of the London living wage of £8.80 per hour, and our campaign for the living wage continues. Continue reading

Camden UNISON newsletter for Caterlink staff #01

Camden UNISON has produced a new newsletter for Camden Caterlink workers. This issue, from July 2014, has an update from our meeting with management about the living wage pay claim, INSET days, sick pay and holiday pay, other living wage campaigns and more. Continue reading

Camden UNISON submits living wage pay claim for Caterlink members

Camden UNISON has submitted a claim for school kitchen workers on the Caterlink contract for a new pay scale starting at the London living wage of £8.80 per hour, as well as increased sick pay and holiday pay. The claim, requested to be put into place from 1 April 2014 was agreed by a mass meeting of Caterlink members in February. Continue reading

Camden school kitchen workers launch living wage campaign with Town Hall lobby

Living_Wage_Lobby_-_3Kitchen staff who provide healthy meals to Camden school children lobbied the Town Hall during Living Wage Week to launch their campaign for the London Living Wage of £8.80 per hour. Continue reading

London Living Wage to go up to £8.80 per hour

The London Living Wage, which the Living Wage Foundation and the trade unions are urging employers to increase their lowest-paid staff’s pay to, is to go up to £8.80 per hour. Continue reading

Press release – Traffic Wardens’ Strike Averted After UNISON and NSL Agree Pay Deal above London Living Wage

Camden’s traffic wardens, employed by parking enforcement contractor NSL, will not be striking after all. Their union, UNISON, called off a five-day strike that had been set to start on Monday 10 December and an indefinite overtime ban that had been in place since late August after reaching a deal with senior NSL management. The three-year settlement concluded on Thursday (06 December) will result in:

• A 4% rise on the hourly rate, backdated to 1 September 2012
• A 3% rise on top of that increase, with effect from 1 April 2013, and
• A further 3% increase from 1 April 2014. Continue reading