Stop Press: Important Branch Updates

Croydon UNISON AGM 2022

The Croydon UNISON AGM will take place on Tuesday 8th March at the Cedar Hall, Ruskin House Croydon.

There will be two sessions but you only need to attend one:

12.30pm to 2.00pm and 4.30pm to 6.00pm.

If you are a member of Croydon UNISON please feel free to join us if you would like to learn more about the union and how it provides support to its members. Please note you only need to attend one session. Light refreshments will be available from 4.15pm and 6.15pm.

Croydon UNISON support NHS Protest

 In January 2022 Yvonne Green attended a protest organised by GMB with other union members outside Croydon University Hospital. The protest was to support low wage cleaners and porters who no longer receive sick pay if they come down with COVID.

Further joint Union Protest

Due to the cuts implemented by the council over the last 12 months it was decided to hold a further joint union protest outside BWH on Thursday 18th November 2021. Members from UNISON, UNITE, GMB all attended. They were also supported by the Croydon TUC. After council staff suffered from over 350 job cuts a further announcement was made in October 2021 that the council needed to make further cuts of £38 million to the budget which would result in more job losses.

Retired members Reunion and AGM

On the 16th August 2021 Croydon UNISON held our Retired Members Reunion and AGM at Ruskin House. This was our first in person group event since before lockdown. The event was hosted by our joint retired member’s officers Peter Howard and Laurie Pocock.

January 2021 Save our Croydon Rally

Join us on the Save our Croydon Rally  against the Croydon council cuts on Tuesday 26th January 2021 from 7pm to 8pm.

For details and to access the event online on facebook see: https://fb.me/e/3gz4Z65bi

Guest speakers include Sarah Jones, Labour MP for Croydon Central, Donna Murray-Turner,  a communiy activisit  and Chair of Safer Neighbourhoods of Croydon. Also speakers from Croydon UNISON including Yvonne Green, Branch Secretary, UNITE and GMB.

November 2020 Issuing of Section 114

A letter was sent to Katherine Kerswell, the Interim CEO of Croydon Council,  on the 13th November by Yvonne Green, our Branch Secretary following the issuing of a section 114 by the Croydon Council on Wednesday 11th November and the subsequent announcement made by the interim CEO to staff.

The announcement implied that that it was the failure of committed staff to cease non-essential spending that caused the council to issue a section 114. However Yvonne highlighted in her letter that it was not our members that caused this mess; our members did not make the decisions that resulted in hugh overspend of budgets and our members did not approach the Council’s finances with “corporate blindness.”

October 2020 Report in the Public Interest

The Staff Review that took place during the summer has now closed. However, due to the publication of the Report in the Public Interest on Friday 23rd October concerning the Council’s financial position and related governance arrangements, further reviews are expected.

August 2020 Restructure

August 2020 Restructure Meetings

During the week commencing 10th August 2020, a series of online meetings concerning the Croydon Council restructure will be held by Yvonne Green, Branch Secretary, and Louise O’Hara, Regional Organiser.

These are private meetings for all those directly affected by the restructure. You should have been sent an invitation to your registered email address if you are affected. If you have not received an invitation, but you are affected, please send an email to branchoffice@croydonunison.co.uk

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