“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Petition to Save South Norwood Library

Please sign this petition to save South Norwood Library https://www.change.org/p/croydon-council-save-south-norwood-library-aed3e6b0-25a6-4daa-b045-0c8d3f1666a1

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 […]