Tag Archives: privatisation

Camden UNISON members vote for strike action in defence of victimised steward

Camden UNISON members at the Holmes road depot have voted unanimously in favour of industrial action in defence of their shop steward, Will Jennings, who is being victimised and TUPE transferred to a private contractor. Consequently the indicative ballot will now be expanded to all Camden council UNISON members. 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

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

TUPE victory at Talacre sports centre

Talacre

Camden UNISON achieves significant concessions for casual workers who were facing the sack with the privatisation of the Talacre sports centre. Continue reading

NSL: Champers for the managers, Argos points for the staff

Camden has awarded NSL Services Group a six year Parking contract starting in April and valued over £44m with the opportunity to renew for a further 2 years. Sarah Friday explains the issues with the contract, and the difference between how managers and workers are treated. Continue reading