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 […]
Black History Month In October due to continued COVID19 our usual event to celebrate Black History month which the branch normally holds was unable to take place. The committee decided to hold a raffle to include prizes of books and Black Lives Matter tee shirts. The raffle will include all those members registered with an […]
Please follow the link below to read the letter sent on the 3rd November 2020 by Yvonne Green, our Branch Secretary to Kathrine Kerswell, the new CEO of Croydon Council. This was in response to unison members contacting the branch about their concerns about the contents of the Report in the Public Interest published by […]
Microsoft Teams Meeting with Sarah Jones MP Date: Friday 9th October 2020. Time 2-3pm Attendance: 28 people Sarah Jones, the Labour MP for Croydon Central was introduced by Yvonne Green the Branch Secretary. Louise O’Hara, the UNISON Regional Organiser also attended with branch committee members including Kieran Gilmore – Chairman, Dionne Thompson, Dawn Gibbons […]
The Report in the Public Interest concerning the Council’s financial position and related governance arrangements, published by external auditors Grant Thornton on Friday 23rd October has shaken the councils management and staff very badly. Katherine Kerswell, the new CEO of Croydon Council wrote “Joining Croydon as interim chief executive means I also have a responsibility […]
Fight the Cuts – Protest against Croydon Council Staff Review 2020
Click here to hear a song we like on YouTube…..
Dear Louise & Yvonne Thank you for your letter re the potential impact of the local government funding crisis on our staff. The very last thing I or colleagues wish to do is to lose any member of staff. Our record as an Administration of both protecting staff, supporting a strong equalities agenda, and “in […]
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.
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 […]