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UNISON advice on the new contracts for members on old contracts

contractIn light of the changes to the pay scheme on the “new” (post-2012) contracts, I was requested at the supporting people shop stewards committee to circulate revised advice on these contracts for members still on the “old” (pre-2012) contracts, because some members may want to consider switching. Continue reading

UNISON advice on the new appraisal and PRP scheme

payprogressionFollowing a campaign from Unison we successfully achieved an improved appraisal and performance related pay scheme. Here is our advice for members on the new scheme, and what to do if you are unhappy with your performance status. 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

Health & safety guidance documents

An archive of union health and safety guidance and information documents. Continue reading

Unison guidance on agile working

agile1Brief guidance for Camden Council workers using the new agile working equipment including laptops and Lync phones. Continue reading

Union guidance on annual leave and carryover

We wish…We have had numerous queries from members about annual leave, the change in annual leave year for those new contracts, and carryover of annual leave. This post explains the entitlements for directly-employed workers. Continue reading

Take your breaks!

We all need regular breaks at work. Unison reps in Camden regularly come into contact with people who have suffered work-related disability or ill-health, including people who are now permanently disabled with RSI because of the amount of typing they’ve done for work. There are also concerns to do with mental health and cardiovascular problems from working in an office setting. We can all help reduce the likelihood of developing similar problems by developing a culture where we all take regular breaks at work.

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The Agency Workers Regulations explained

On 1st October 2011, the Agency Workers Regulations come into force. These measures have been introduced to implement the EU Agency Workers Directive, which trade unionists throughout Europe have been fighting for.  Read on for full information. Continue reading

Know your rights: Re-organisations

A short introduction to your rights if your team or department goes through restructuring.
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Terms, conditions and policy documents

Key policy and terms and conditions documents for workers at Camden Council. Continue reading