Video: General Secretary message of support to Say no to more Cuts Protest today 18th November 2021 outside BWH

Please join us at the protest today outside BWH from 12noon to 2pm. Please click below to download the video of Christina McAnea’s message of support for today’s protest. https://we.tl/t-1IQBSQCWYU ChristinaCroydon4.mp4 1 file sent via WeTransfer, the simplest way to send your files around the world we.tl Hope to see you today at the protest […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UNISON response to London Borough of Croydon (LBC) Staffing Consultation

UNISON response to London Borough of Croydon (LBC) Staffing Consultation 29 January 2021 Background Unison met with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) on 9 December 2020 where they launched formal consultation. We were informed that a S114 had been issued on 4 December 2020 and that this will continue […]

Petition to Save Croydon Libraries

Please sign the Petition to Save Croydon Libraries Bradmore Green, Broad Green, Sanderstead, Shirley and South Norwood libraries are all under threat of closures due to Croydon council having to make cuts after the issuing of a Section 114 notice last November 2020. Croydon UNISON feel that public libraries are vital community assets that provide […]

Article in MyLondon on Save our Croydon Rally

Claims staff at croydon Council are working unpaid overtime as they fear for jobs Unions held a virtual rally to discuss the financial crisis at Croydon Council on Tuesday 26th January https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/claims-staff-croydon-council-working-19713400

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 […]