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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]