After refusing to answer emails and with little progress being made on the key issues, UNISON has approached ACAS for mediation in Housing at Lambeth Council.
Lambeth Labour councillors have passed a motion in support of the local govenment pay claim put in by UNISON and other unions. It is an excellent motion that puts the demand fair and square on the government to lift the pay cap and give workers a decent pay increase. We have lost around 14% of our pay since 2010 and our members are fed up. Job cuts, decimated services, constant reorganisations and low pay to boot – we have our work cut out to give local government the boost it needs to get back on its feet.
Hassina Malik from Lambeth UNISON reports on worrying trends at Lambeth Council Continue reading
A story of chaos, u-turns, solidarity & pioneers! Continue reading
Sandra Gill reports on the latest situation to change the workload for Occupational Thearapists at Lambeth Council. Continue reading
For the last three months, Lambeth UNISON has submitted a series of questions concerning impact of Culture2020 and the closure of several of our libraries to be converted into “Healthy Living Centres”. Senior council officials have delayed responses and refused to treat our question seriously – they wouldn’t even give us a reply in an official meeting but told us to “Look on the website” for their response.
Below are the most relevant questions, their answers and our response. Continue reading
Lambeth Council have backed down on closing Upper Norwood Library, keeping it open now until July and then with library staff on site for another 2 years after that. A massive victory for the local library campaign Continue reading