UNISON activists were out at Lambeth College today with a petition for the cleaning, security and catering staff to earn the new London Living Wage of £10.20 an hour.
Our wages have fallen behind as prices and the cost of living increase.
In real terms we have lost 14% of our salary since 2010.
Now there is a campaign to break the public sector pay cap. UNISON and other public sector unions have put in a 5% pay claim.
But we all need to get behind this campaign to win it.
What you can do to help.
Please sign this Parliamentary petition to get it debated in Parliament. We need 100,000 signatures (currently on 73,000!) https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/200032
Write to your MP and Councillors
You can write to your local councillors using UNISON’s easy to use website
To find your MPs contact details please visit
Wear badges and stickers
We have loads of badges and stickers in the union office in International House, please pop over to pick some up. If you are not allowed to wear them at work then wear them on outdoor coats, put stickers on the back of your mobile or the back of your ID badge.
Put posters up at work
We also have posters for union notice boards. Get in touch with us at the union office to get some.
Come on the rally outside Parliament on 17th October
There is a rally outside Parliament. Meeting at the Department of Health at 17:30 and marching down Whitehall for a rally at 6pm. Expect big name speakers like Jeremy Corbyn.
Lambeth UNISON will be heading there after our Branch Meeting earlier in the day.
Staff at Lambeth Council are overworked and too stressed, survey finds Continue reading
As part of a national survey of UNISON members, Lambeth branch asked our members to tell us what they thought of the various issues raised by the EU referendum debate.
Of the 190 respondants:
75% told us that they thought the EU referendum was very important to UNISON
Of the issues that members were asked about, they responded as follows:
Workers’ rights, Public services and Equalities were the most important issue for our members in considering how they would vote in the EU referendum.
Migratio, equal treatment and welfare rights was the fourth most important issue for our members.
When asked which way they would like UNISON to campaign on this issue, 78% said they wanted UNISON to campaign to stay in the EU, 21% were in favour of a campaign to leave.