Yvonne Green – A champion of diversity

Please follow the link below to view the article about Yvonne Green, our Croydon Branch Secretary, currently highlighted on the main UNISON web site under feature of the week entitled “A champion of diversity” “Concluding our Black History Month coverage, this year’s Nelson Mandela Award Winner talks about heroes, history, activism and bringing more Black […]

COVID 19 Update

COVID19 Update This week new lockdown rules were announced to come into effect from Thursday 5th November and will last  for the next four weeks for London and across England as a whole. From this date the government’s advice is that all workers in England who can work effectively at home must do so. However, […]

Pensions Update

Pension update The £95,000 cap on exit payments was passed through parliament on the 30th September 2020 and was to be applied in just 21 days so will impact on some of the people being made redundant at Croydon. https://www.unison.org.uk/get-help/knowledge/pensions/local-government-pension-scheme/95000-cap-lgps/ The 2020 Pension statements are now available online. Please ensure that you are signed up […]

Black History Month October 2020

Black History Month In October due to continued COVID19 our usual event to celebrate Black History month which the branch normally holds was unable to take place. The committee decided to hold a raffle to include prizes of books and Black Lives Matter tee shirts. The raffle will include all those members registered with an […]

Letter to Katherine Kerswell re the Report in the Public Interest

Please follow the link below to read the letter sent on the 3rd November 2020 by Yvonne Green, our Branch Secretary to Kathrine Kerswell, the new CEO of Croydon Council. This was in response to unison members contacting the branch about their concerns about the contents of the Report in the Public Interest published by […]

Staff Review: Microsoft Teams Meeting with Sarah Jones MP 9th October 2020

  Microsoft Teams Meeting with Sarah Jones MP    Date: Friday 9th October 2020. Time 2-3pm Attendance: 28 people Sarah Jones, the Labour MP for Croydon Central was introduced by Yvonne Green the Branch Secretary. Louise O’Hara, the UNISON Regional Organiser also attended with branch committee members including Kieran Gilmore – Chairman, Dionne Thompson, Dawn Gibbons […]

Croydon Council – Report in the Public Interest

The Report in the Public Interest concerning the Council’s financial position and related governance arrangements, published by external auditors Grant Thornton on Friday 23rd October has shaken the councils management and staff very badly. Katherine Kerswell, the new CEO of Croydon Council wrote “Joining Croydon as interim chief executive means I also have a responsibility […]

Join us next week to protest against Croydon Council staff review

Fight the Cuts – Protest against Croydon Council Staff Review 2020    

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Reply from Councillor Tony Newman re Letter sent on Proposed Redundancies at Croydon Council

Dear Louise & Yvonne Thank you for your letter re the potential impact of the local government funding crisis on our staff. The very last thing I or colleagues wish to do is to lose any member of staff. Our record as an Administration of both protecting staff, supporting a strong equalities agenda, and “in […]