Second council budget meeting passes 15% Council Tax Increase

At the second Croydon council budget meeting that took place on Wednesday 8th March after a second vote the council tax increase of 15% was finally passed. There were protests outside the Town Hall before the meeting with unions, local community groups and local residents all attending despite the bad weather. Yvonne Green, our Branch […]

Further Demonstration Say No to 15% Council Tax Hike Wednesday 8th March

Due to the  Croydon councils budget meeting not passing the 15% council tax rise last Wednesday on the 1st March there will be a further council meeting this week on Wednesday 8th March. Join the demo outside the Town Hall in Katherine Croydon CRO 1NX from 6pm. The demo is being organised with the Croydon […]

Croydon councillors vote against 15 per cent council tax rise in new budget

Croydon councillors vote against new budget which included 15 per cent council tax rise  At a council meeting last night on the 1st March Councillors in Croydon rejected a 15% increase in council tax which would have seen bills rise substantially. Last month the bankrupt authority was given special permission by the government to make […]

Say No to a 15% Council Tax Rise

Say No to a 15% Council Tax Rise There has been a lot of press coverage both locally and at a national level about the proposed 15% rise in council tax by the Croydon Council. This is due to the council issuing a third section 114 in November 2022 as part of an ongoing financial […]

Croydon UNISON support NHS Protest

Croydon UNISON support NHS Protest In January 2022 Yvonne Green, Branch Secretary of Croydon UNISON, 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. Photo: Yvonne Green (left) […]

Enough is enough

After years of declining pay, council and school workers have had enough. It’s time to take action on pay – enough is enough! Youth workers, care workers, refuse collectors, social workers, teaching assistants, community workers, street cleaners and so many more went above and beyond during the pandemic. You kept communities safe, cared for the […]

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 […]

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 […]