Black History Month 2021

October is Black History Month Black History Month gives us a month to celebrate the contributions and achievements of black people throughout the world and to educate all on black history. The theme for this year is Proud2Be. A suggested book to read is “Cane Warriors” by Alex Wheatle.   There are various vibrant displays […]

Libraries Consultation Meeting with Cllr Oliver Lewis 12th April 2021

Minutes of Croydon UNISON Libraries Consultation Update Meeting (Meeting recorded) Date: Monday 12th April 2021 10am to 11am Attendees: Cllr Oliver Lewis, Yvonne Green (Chair), Dawn Gibbons, Angela Mayers Apologies for Absence: Dominique Andrushkiv Libraries Consultation Update Cllr Lewis said that the consultation was a two stage process. The first stage being from early Jan […]

Friends of South Norwood Library Update

Read-in Protest Outside Library Saturday 17th April, 11.30am-12.30pm Reading is powerful. We are staging a ‘Read-in’ protest outside South Norwood Library (the current library building, not the new one) at 11.30am on Saturday. Bring a book (and a cushion!) to take part. You’ll hear am update from Friends of South Norwood Library and we’ll also […]

“A Fairer Deal for Croydon” Campaign- Levelling Up Funding Update

With regard to the Levelling Up Funding launched by the government earlier this year, Yvonne Green, our Branch Secretary  spoke to Hamida Ali, the Leader of Croydon Council today about this. She was informed that Hamida will be speaking to Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London on the matter. For more information on Levelling Up Funding […]

“A Fairer Deal for Croydon” Campaign & Petition

Croydon UNISON launched “a Fairer deal for Croydon” campaign in March 2021. Croydon UNISON have also launched a petition today to back our campaign which we would like all our members and any other interested parties to sign. Please follow the link below: http://chng.it/5QHk4qgXNK The branch has contacted both Sarah Jones, Croydon Central MP and […]

Croydon UNISON response to approval of government loan to Croydon Council

Croydon UNISON response by Yvonne Green to Hamida Ali, leader of Croydon Council and Katherine Kerswell, CEO after the approval of a government loan to Croydon Council. Dear Hamida and Katherine, Unison notes that the Government have approved Croydon’s request for a capitalisation direction (a loan) of £70million, so that Croydon can balance this year’s […]

Message from Yvonne Green for International Women’s Day 8th March 2021

  International Women’s Day 2021 This International Women’s Day we’ll all be “choosing to challenge” it is an opportunity to celebrate women’s history and recognise our global struggles. Women that inspire me as I remember international women’s day are: Amelia Earhart she was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, while other women […]

International Women’s Day 8th March 2021

  Croydon UNISON support International Women’s Day on Monday 8th March 2021 . The branch  would normally hold an event to celebrate but due to the lockdown we unable to hold one this year. Croydon UNISON can celebrate that on the 11th January 2021 UNISON elected Christine McAnea as their first woman General Secretary. The […]

Save Croydon Libraries Rally 26th February 2021

Croydon UNISON held a Save Croydon Libraries Rally on Friday 26th February 2020. This rally was to discuss the threatened closure of 5 libraries within the Croydon borough due to the need for the council to make financial cuts. These cuts were a result of the council having to issue a Section 114 notice in […]

Croydon UNISON Libraries Consultation Meeting with Cllr Oliver Lewis Monday 8th February 2021

Croydon UNISON Croydon Libraries Consultation Meeting with Cllr Oliver Lewis on Monday 8th February 2021 Time: 2pm – 3pm Attendees: Cllr Oliver Lewis, Yvonne Green, Dawn Gibbons, Dominque Andrushkiv, and Gary McMahon. Introductions: Dawn Gibbons, Croydon Central Library, Dominique Andrushkiv, Sanderstead Library. Gary McMahon, UNISON Officer from region. Dawn started the meeting and as lead […]