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UNISON members reject 1% pay offer

Members across local government branches in England, Wales and the union’s Northern Ireland region, who are covered by the National Joint Council pay framework, have voted overwhelmingly (64% to 35%) to reject the employers’ pay offer. Members in Camden rejected the offer by 82% to 18%. 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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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

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 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

UNISON advice on the Childcare Act: disqualification from working with children

Camden UNISON’s advice for workers in schools, in the wake of OFSTED insisting that regulations for childminders around potential disqualification from working with children if someone else in your household has committed criminal offences. 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

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 prevents dismissal of around 60 school workers

SwissCamden UNISON has successfully persuaded management to suspend the threat of dismissal notices to dozens of workers at Swiss Cottage school which were due to be issued in August. Continue reading