Author Archives: Editor

1. Understanding fuel bills and statements

Suppliers are required to provide their customers with specific information on electricity and gas bills and annual statements. Credit meter customers should receive a bill every quarter (available online with paperless billing). The information that appears on a bill includes: specific tariff name whether the reading/bill is actual or estimated details of energy use details […]

UNISON open letter on Argyll & Bute HSCP cuts

UNISON has today sent and open letter regarding devastating health and social care cuts being proposed in Argyll & Bute (see link on right) Simon Macfarlane, UNISON Regional Organiser said: “Since news of these shocking proposals began to break UNISON has been inundated with members contacting us to express their dismay and fears, both for […]

500 Voices UNISON Lanarkshire Fair Work Survey

Dear Member, UNISON Lanarkshire is running a Fair Work Survey, to look at how your employer implements the Fair Work Framework while you’re at work. This is your opportunity to have your say and to help UNISON report the results of this survey back to local councils. All care workers in the 3rd sector family […]

End victimisation of trade unionists at Belle Vue Buses

UNISON North West is urging members to sign a petition in support of their sacked UNISON rep at Belle Vue Buses. Belle Vue Buses is contracted by TfGM (Transport for Greater Manchester) to provide yellow school buses. Belle Vue has dismissed our lead UNISON rep despite their clean disciplinary record during 12 years of service […]

Angus women’s victory on International Women’s Day

Eight Angus UNISON Family Nurture Support Workers celebrated International Women’s Day by winning a regrading after initially being dismissed and re-engaged on a lower grade. The women were dismissed and re-engaged on 9 December to force through a wrongly graded post. Despite what seemed like and obvious error, Angus Council refused a regrading appeal and […]

Scotland in UNISON No 130 March 2018

Standing up for local services March Against Racism Saturday 17 March Glasgow Glasgow women lead ‘long march for equality’ Mobile advice centre is first in the UK Communications awards celebrate campaigns, action and creativity Survey and action to build on pay campaign Public delivery best for child care Ambition needed to end fuel poverty BIELD […]

Get your MP to support motion to reduce inequality

Early Day Motion (EDM) 591 has been launched in Westminster calling for the implementation of the Socio-Economic Duty already legislated for in Section 1 of the Equality Act 2010, reports the Institute of Employment Rights. Sponsored by Harriet Harman MP, the motion is also backed by Chris Stephens MP, previously a well-known activist in UNISON […]

Branches call on public and politicians to love public services

Valentine’s Day protests were held across Scotland against councils’ plans to cut services and jobs, calling on the public to ‘show their love for public services’. Moray UNISON held a ‘Show Your Love for Public Services’ lobby of the council HQ prior to the full council meeting on 14 February after a public event on […]

Scottish International Committee Sao Paulo Appeal 2018

Following the success of the Scottish International Committee delegation to Brazil in 2017, we have launched an appeal to raise £5,000 for a trade union resource centre there. The local women from the FERAESP union (Federation of Rural Workers of the State of Sao Paulo) told us that support for building and resourcing a union […]

Moray UNISON events against ‘Valentine’s Day massacre of services’

Moray UNISON Press release: The councillors of Moray Council will meet on 14th February 2018 to consider proposals to cuts services and jobs across the Authority with scant regard to the submissions made by trade unions, interest groups and the general public as part of the recent consultation exercise. What Council employees and the Moray […]