The Communities and Third Sector (CTS) team work in partnership with Camden’s voluntary sector – that is the borough’s charities and community groups. Some of these such as Age UK Camden are relatively large; others may have only one or two paid staff. The team runs funding programmes, helps organisations to develop, supports volunteering and also works with faith groups. Continue reading
Sometimes workers who have become seriously ill or disabled are tempted to resign or retire, however you should not do this before talking to your Unison rep: as recent two cases in CSF show where members nearly missed out on tens of thousands of pounds of benefits, as John Shepherd explains. Continue reading
Camden UNISON has won a four figure pay settlement for a member who was an agency worker in a school, paid through an umbrella company.
In the past few weeks we have successfully won reinstatement for two dismissed workers on outsourced contracts at Shaw Healthcare and Caterlink. Continue reading
Our members who work as civil enforcement officers (traffic wardens) for NSL are celebrating a victory following two periods of strike action in September. The action started with four days (2nd – 5th) followed by a further seven days (23rd – 29th). having taken a very hard line the company eventually made an improved offer just before a third period of strike action was due to start.
Camden UNISON has won compensation payments of up to £8000 each for over 40 workers in sports development. The payments were for either zero hour contract workers, or permanent workers who did additional hours but did not receive corresponding holiday pay. Continue reading
Following three years of campaigning against the performance related pay (PRP) and appraisal scheme, we are extremely pleased that Camden has agreed to drop the scheme. Camden UNISON had demonstrated that the scheme penalised workers earning under £40k, black and minority ethnic staff, part-time workers, workers aged over 40 and disabled workers, and our survey also showed it was deeply unpopular and demotivating for most members.
Camden UNISON helps a member recoup £6000 backpay. Continue reading
A Camden UNISON member won back their job last month (September) after a successful appeal by a branch officer to a panel of two councillors. In addition they were awarded their full back pay backdated nearly a year. Continue reading
For some years Camden UNISON has been raising the plight of Camden’s casual workers, essentially on zero hour contracts. Over the last year we have been working with HR who have been moving many of these workers on to permanent contracts, and we have negotiated pay increases for long serving casuals in the sports service. Continue reading