Author Archives: UNISON Scotland

UNISON Scotland jobs: Area Organiser (Aberdeen) – closing date 3 April 2018

Area Organiser (28hrs per week – Fixed Term Contract up to 24 months) Ref: R7/142T – based in Aberdeen Starting Salary: £38,591 per annum including Annual Subsistence Allowance (pro rata) This is an exciting opportunity to join the UNISON Scotland Organising Team. Our public services are under major threat. Our members are working under extreme […]

UNISON – rise in attacks on public service staff is ‘tip of iceberg’

Public services union UNISON Scotland has called on the Scottish Government and all public service employers to take action immediately in order to tackle the “massive scale of the problem of violence against public sector workers”. UNISON’s annual Violence at Work survey published today (Friday 20 October) reveals a further increase in reported assaults on […]

Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2017

Violent Assaults on Public Service Staff in Scotland – UNISON Survey 2017 UNISON Scotland has carried out an annual survey of assaults to public sector workers based on Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to employers of UNISON members in the public sector since 2006. We ask employers to tell us the total number of assaults which […]

UNISON Labour Link nominate Richard Leonard for Scottish Labour Leader

UNISON Labour Link Scotland today decided to nominate Richard Leonard MSP in the election for a new Leader of the Scottish Labour Party. This followed a consultation with branch Labour Link officers which came out overwhelmingly in favour of his nomination. UNISON Labour Link Scotland Chair Gordon McKay said: “UNISON Labour Link is pleased to […]

You can help decide who should lead Scottish Labour

Following Kezia Dugdale’s resignation there will be an election for the next Scottish Labour leader in October. If you’re a UNISON member who contributes to the union’s Labour affiliated political fund in Scotland, you’re entitled to a say in who that leader should be. To vote, all you need to do is register as an […]

Glasgow school janitors win pay rise, maintain one janitor / one school and secure jobs

Statement by City of Glasgow UNISON branch Glasgow After a dispute lasting twenty months janitors in Glasgow’s primary, nursery and ASL schools have won a 6% pay rise which will see all janitors annual pay increase by £1,184 from today (14 August). The deal maintains one janitor/one school, which was to go under proposals from […]

UNISON legal victory sees employment tribunal fees scrapped

UNISON’s tribunal fee verdict is a victory for everyone in work UNISON UK press release: UNISON has won a landmark court victory today (Wednesday 26 July 2017) against the government, which means that employment tribunal fees will now be scrapped. The Supreme Court – the UK’s highest court – has unanimously ruled that the government […]

Policing in Scotland 2026 UNISON response – May 2017

  UNISON Scotland Response to Consultation on Policing 2026: Serving a changing Scotland Police Scotland & Scottish Police Authority May 2017   Introduction  UNISON Scotland represents the police staff who work alongside officers as a vital part of the police team. Our police staff provide a wide range of skills and specialisms in order to deliver […]

It’s Public Services Stupid!

Public services are the top issue for the vast majority of Scottish voters. We are publishing a full scale poll, undertaken by Survation for UNISON Scotland, that asked voters to tell us their priorities for the local government elections. Public services were the top priority followed by the economy and job security. The results were […]

Briefing 084 Bargaining – Health and Social Care Delivery Plan – January 2017

KEY POINTS: • A major shift of treatment into community settings is planned • Some services and treatments will be centralised on either a regional or national basis. • A new Public Health Strategy will be developed and mental health services will be mainstreamed across all health services • A new Workforce Plan will be […]