Letter to Katherine Kerswell re the Report in the Public Interest

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 […]

Staff Review: Microsoft Teams Meeting with Sarah Jones MP 9th October 2020

  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 […]

Croydon Council – Report in the Public Interest

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 […]

Join us next week to protest against Croydon Council staff review

Fight the Cuts – Protest against Croydon Council Staff Review 2020    

Reply from Councillor Tony Newman re Letter sent on Proposed Redundancies at Croydon Council

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 […]

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 […]