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 […]

“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 […]

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

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 […]

Here’s a song we like….

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