Council workers accept deal that will give lowest-paid 10.5%

On the 1st November local government trade unions accepted a pay offer that will see hundreds of thousands of workers, over 350,000 of whom are UNISON members, paid an extra £1,925 this year, equating to a 10.5% increase for the lowest-paid workers. Following agreement by the National Joint Council (NJC) – the National Employers and […]

Save our Croydon Rally Speech by Yvonne Green on 26th January 2021

Save our Croydon Rally Speech by Yvonne Green, Branch Secretary Croydon UNISON Good evening all, GET UP STAND UP, STAND UP FOR YOR RIGHTS – MUSIC Thank you for the opportunity to say a few words at our joint rally of Unison, Unite and GMB. I would like to ask you all to pause for […]

Croydon Libraries Consultation

Croydon UNISON are contacting members in regard to the Croydon  libraries consultation, which went live last week on Thursday 14th January. In response to the borough’s unprecedented financial deficit, the Croydon council has launched an online survey asking residents how they use the libraries service and what their views are on proposals to close five […]

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    

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 […]