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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Yvonne and Louise Meeting with Croydon Council ELT on 30th July 2020

Yvonne and Louise had a very productive/successful meeting with ELT today. The deadline for VR/reduced hours is going to be extended to the 10th  August. An email will go out from ELT today to let staff know.  

Extension of deadline to apply for voluntary redundancy or reduced hours – Staff Review 2020

Email from Yvonne Green to Jo Negrini, Chief Executive, including Sue Moorman, Director of HR and department heads Dear colleagues, The current staffing review includes a deadline of 31 July to apply for voluntary redundancy (VR) or reduced hours. A number of staff in scope have not yet had their 1:1s and have not been […]

Letter to Councillor Tony Newman re: Proposed Redundancies at Croydon Council

27 July 2020 Dear Cllr Tony Newman, Proposed redundancies at Croydon Council UNISON met with Jo Negrini and the Executive Leadership Team on Monday 6 July where proposals were put forward for a staffing review. UNISON understands that 410 jobs will be lost at Croydon Council. Of these 410 jobs 175 committed staff are to […]

Back the #10BillionBailout for local services

Sign the petition to tell the government you back the #10BillionBailout : https://action.unison.org.uk/page/63837/petition/1?locale=en-GB https://twitter.com/hashtag/10BillionBailout Our communities face a £10 billion shortfall in funding for local services. Refuse collection, children’s services and adult social care are just a few of the vital services that could be slashed, if the government don’t find significant, emergency funding for councils.