Norwich street cleaners and maintenance staff back council vote on insourcing

Outsourced Norwich council workers are urging councillors to back a vote tomorrow exploring whether or not to bring their services back in house, UNISON says today. Norwich City Council contracts out housing maintenance, street sweeping and council office cleaning services to Norwich City Services Limited (NCSL), which is wholly owned by the council. Staff have […]

Councillors and UNISON activists pose for the charter signing

Norwich City Council signs Anti-Racism Charter

Norwich City Council has become the latest employer to sign up to UNISON’s Anti-Racism Charter. The charter commits employers to a raft of policies designed to challenge racism in the workplace, improving life for staff and therefore the services they provide to the public. It includes championing a racially diverse workforce, having a clear programme […]

Norwich Hearts Unions

Norwich City Hall is showing its love for trade unions this week with a ceremony to launch Heart Unions week in the Lord Mayor’s Chamber. Lord Mayor Kevin Maguire welcomed UNISON members and officials to his parlour alongside City Council leader Alan Waters. Mr Maguire said: I’m proud to welcome Norwich City UNISON into my […]

UNISON activists protest outside the Halls in Norwich

Join together, get active, win

Tim Roberts draws inspiration from our workers in Norwich and Bedfordshire in his blog this week

Norwich City council workers vote for strike action over broken promises on pay and conditions

Workers who carry out vital services for Norwich City Council have overwhelmingly backed strike action after bosses broke promises on pay. UNISON and Unite members backed strikes by 82% and 83% respectively. The unions will now begin preparations to announce strike dates at the council’s new arm’s length company, Norwich City Services Ltd (NCSL). Talks […]