UNISON’s local government and school support workers have voted yes to strike action in a dispute over pay. A national strike is now set for Thursday 10 July. The low paid, mainly women, workers have faced a 3 year pay freeze and have now only been offered a 1% pay rise. Continue reading
Frequently asked questions about the industrial action ballot on the NJC pay award this year. Continue reading
The time has come to make a stand in the fight for better pay and conditions. Read on for more information about the pay offer, and why UNISON nationally and in Camden wants you to vote Yes for action in the official strike ballot beginning on 23 May. Continue reading
The indicative ballot of members in scope of the Council’s new employment contracts has returned an overwhelming ‘yes’ in support of industrial action up to and including multi-day strikes. Overall, 732 members took part in the ballot between 5 and 22 April with 529 or 72.3% voting ‘yes’. The turnout of just under 40% was significantly higher than in recent UNISON ballots on industrial action. Continue reading
Footage of NSL workers in Camden UNISON on strike with interviews with local UNISON representatives. Continue reading
Some 160 Camden UNISON members, employed by parking enforcement contractor NSL, will mount their second strike in a month from Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 August. The three-day walkout amid the closing stages of the 2012 Olympics follows a strongly supported two-day strike on 11 and 12 July. The action comes after members, currently paid just £8.09 an hour and working a basic 42.5 hour week, unanimously rejected NSL’s latest offer. Continue reading
Picket at the Crowndale Road base, July 11, 2012
On Wednesday 11 July Camden UNISON members on the NSL parking enforcement contract mounted their first ever day of strike action. And what a day it was! Between brief spells of sunshine and the occasional downpour striking NSL workers, along with branch officers and shop stewards from across the Council, maintained solid picket lines for nearly five hours at all six of the NSL workplaces across the borough. During the course of the day at least half of the more than 160 UNISON members on the contract took part in picketing and/or the vibrant rally outside Camden Town Hall. Continue reading
The prospect of strike action by some 140 Camden UNISON members on the NSL parking enforcement contract moved significantly closer on Wednesday (27 June) with the close of a three week long ballot. Nearly 98% of those taking part in the postal vote said ‘yes’ to strike action, with a slightly smaller percentage backing industrial action short of a strike. The turnout was an impressive 62.8% – higher than in the recent local elections.
A drugs worker whose probation period was unfairly terminated won a five-figure compensation payment after his appeal was upheld, following a 94% indicative vote in favour of strike action in the youth offending service and FWD drugs service if the appeal was not successful.