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 […]

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 […]

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 […]