RBG members page 

                                 Welcome to all our RBG members!


On this page you find everthing we are doing for Royal Borough Greenwich council members from updates on policy changes to campaigns.


Branch Officers for RBG members 


Simon Steptoe (Monday-Thursday)

Branch Secretary

07879 990318 simon@greenwichunison.org.uk


Jay Lowman

Assistant Branch Secretary Royal Borough of Greenwich

07879 990269 jay@greenwichunison.org.uk


Jamie Breen

Birchmere Convenor

07881 384409 jamie@greenwichunison.org.uk


Reorganisations and assimilations list issue

RBG have informed Greenwich UNISON that they will no longer be supplying assimilation lists of staff affected in any reorganisation.

Greenwich UNISON use this list to contact (only) our members, to seek their views, and if they have any concerns, RBG reorganisations can put jobs at risk, therefore it is essential that Greenwich UNISON are able to contact our members directly.

Greenwich UNISON have of course questioned RBG as to why there is a change to the reorganisation policy, without consulting with any of the Trade Union’s, let alone Greenwich UNISON, bearing in mind we have the largest number of members in RBG, the response that was received by RBG was that this was due to GDRP regulations without stating what part of the legislation they are quoting.

We will continue to fight this issue until it is resolved.

If you are facing a reorganisation please contact your sector branch officer directly.

Waste Services Annual leave issue successfully resolved! 


Dear Greenwich Unison members

Management at waste services had tried to remove leave from members returning from long term sickness, stating that only the statuary amount of leave could be carried over, IE 20 days.

Jay Lowman our assistant branch Secretary and Elaine O’Flynn our branch chair, went through RBG’s attendance management policy in detail and could not find anything within the policy stating only 20 days of AL could be carried over after returning from long term sick.

We contacted HR and waste management stating that there was nothing in the attendance management policy regarding this issue and therefore Greenwich UNISON would support our members through the formal grievance process.

Management confirmed on Monday 25th September 2023 that they had indeed made an error and that all AL would be recalibrated to give our members their full AL entitlement.

A great win for Greenwich UNISON and our members.


RBG Overtime

We think that the Council have incorrectly paid members overtime since at least 2008.


If you are in a Scale 1-6 post (not SO1 or above) and have been paid overtime at any point over the last 6 years and want Unison to follow this up you need to complete a Case Form.


You can download one using the link below.


Alternatively, you can phone the office on 020 8921 5226 and we will post one out to you.

Overtime Claim form.docx
Microsoft Word document [212.2 KB]

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Woolwich Town Hall

Wellington St


SE18 6PW



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