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FE Alert newsletter May 2018

– Pay claim 2018 – Terms and conditions for support staff 2018 – A return to the Workhouses or Family Friendly Colleges – Annual Leave position for College Support Staff – More annual leave issues – Job evaluation – Learner journey review – Lack of protection for support staff from salary cuts – Living wage […]

West Dunbartonshire anti-cuts rally 24 May

West Dunbartonshire Joint Trade Unions are organising a public rally against the council cuts. Thursday 24 May 6.30pm Dalmuir Park. All welcome, bring your family and friends. See more on the West Dunbartonshire UNISON Facebook page

Local Government Pay Update – Briefing for members

Dear Member, UPDATE – Local Government Pay UNISON have been working hard to secure an improvement to the current pay offer put forward by COSLA.  This briefing is to bring you up to date with this activity, to outline our next steps in trying to secure you a decent pay rise and let you know […]

What is National Delegate Conference?

UNISON’s annual National Delegate Conference is the union’s ruling body. Every year delegates from all over the country take part in debates to choose our campaigning priorities and policies. Every UNISON branch elects reps to attend annual conference and vote on behalf of their local branch members. Scotland has about 200 delegates. National service group […]

Scotland in UNISON No 131 May 2018

Unions fight off facility time attack Council pay: Joint call to government for funding NHS Scotland must pay up now in no detriment deal Police staff strike 19 month pay deal Council slammed as UNISON member awarded £56k All you need to know about UNISON learning courses Angus women win victory on International Women’s Day […]

UNISON Scotland Women’s Networking Day 2 June

UNISON is holding a Scottish Women’s Networking Day at Glasgow Caledonian University on Saturday 2 June 2018 from 10.30 am until 3.00 pm. The event is intended to bring together UNISON’s women members to share their experiences of providing public services during a period when the UK Government is continuing to underfund their delivery. The […]

Scottish Women’s Convention – work on Women’s Health

The SWC are undertaking a programme of work on women’s health over the coming months. they want to build a comprehensive overview of women’s health in Scotland, including a range of issues such as breast screening, cancer detection, treatment and support; cervical screening, cancer detection, treatment and support; transvaginal mesh implants, thyroid problems and mental […]

Time for UK to condemn Turkey’s terrorism against the Kurds

#stuc2018 Congress backed UNISON’s emergency motion and condemned the invasion of Afrin in Syria by Turkey and assorted militias, including former Al-Qaida and ISIS fighters. It will press the UK Government to cease arms sales to Turkey whilst they continue to attack Kurdish communities in Syria, and to raise with Turkey the need to withdraw from […]

Statement on pension funds and climate change

UNISON Scotland’s Motion 11 on Pension Funds and Climate Change led to some debate throughout the STUC Congress due to misunderstandings of the principles underpinning the motion. As a result, UNISON Scotland withdrew its motion in favour of a General Council statement delivered by Mike Kirby, UNISON Scottish Secretary, and this is printed below. “This […]

We must learn lessons from Grenfell and end cuts to fire safety

The STUC has backed a call for the Scottish Government to listen to firefighters’ concerns about the effects of cuts on fire safety by committing to long term investment that addresses shortages in firefighter and fire safety posts. The motion from the Fire Brigades Union, and Edinburgh and Inverness TUCs, called for lessons to be […]