“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Listen to Christine McAnea, our new General Secretary on BBC Woman’s Hour

Listen to Christine McAnea, our new UNISON General Secretary who spoke on Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 21st January. She is the first woman to hold this post. In her interview she highlighted the important role played by public service workers during the pandemic,  particularly care workers who are often very poorly […]

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 […]

Save our Croydon Rally 26th January 2021 – Invitation from Yvonne Green

Join us on the Save our Croydon Rally  against the Croydon council cuts on Tuesday 26th January 2021 from 7pm to 8pm. For details and to access the event online on facebook see: https://fb.me/e/3gz4Z65bi Guest speakers include Sarah Jones, Labour MP for Croydon Central, Donna Murray-Turner,  a community activist  and Chair of Safer Neighbourhoods of […]

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 […]

COVID 19 Update

COVID19 Update This week new lockdown rules were announced to come into effect from Thursday 5th November and will last  for the next four weeks for London and across England as a whole. From this date the government’s advice is that all workers in England who can work effectively at home must do so. However, […]

Pensions Update

Pension update The £95,000 cap on exit payments was passed through parliament on the 30th September 2020 and was to be applied in just 21 days so will impact on some of the people being made redundant at Croydon. https://www.unison.org.uk/get-help/knowledge/pensions/local-government-pension-scheme/95000-cap-lgps/ The 2020 Pension statements are now available online. Please ensure that you are signed up […]