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UNISON Scotland branches

UNISON consults West Dunbartonshire Council admin staff on industrial action

UNISON West Dunbartonshire Branch has launched a consultative ballot of administrative workers seeking their views on taking industrial action including strike action. The move comes in response to the council creating a Corporate Administration Service which brings together virtually all administrative staff in the council into one team on generic job descriptions. The move to […]

FE Newsletter shows strike standing firm

The strike in Further Education is standing firm. And industrial action is causing major headaches for managers and government. On Tuesday 27 September students, lecturers, and GMB stood with UNISON FE Support Workers. Across the country that classes were cancelled,nurseries closed, libraries unsupported, technology failures, health and safety concerns, additional learning needs were withdrawn and school […]

Home care workers ask – we care, do you?

Scotland needs a quality home care service to meet the growing demand and also ensures that patients who shouldn’t be in hospital are cared for at home. While there is a welcome commitment to address this, the service at present is struggling. See more on the Public Works blog. This is reinforced in a report […]

Do you work in social work or social care? If so, Join UNISON

This leaflet has been produced by UNISON Scotland organise a Social Work Issues Group (SWIG) – it’s hoped it can be used to help with recruiting social workers and others who work in social care. It gives details of how UNISON can support you if you work in social care / social work. SWIG are social […]

Growing pains, a survey of youth workers

This survey is part of UNISON Scotland’s Damage series: a set of surveys looking at the impact of the ‘Age of Austerity’ on services and those who deliver them. The Conservative Government’s Austerity programme will result in a further £2billion of cuts to Scotland’s public services. Sadly the cuts that services have already endured, since […]

Victory for UNISON’s Anti-privatisation campaign

North Lanarkshire Council has announced that it will not privatise hundreds of home support workers jobs. The announcement comes after UNISON North Lanarkshire members mobilised a huge campaign to oppose privatisation of vital council services. Marie Quigley, Branch Secretary for UNISON’s North Lanarkshire Branch said: “UNISON are pleased to hear that proposals are now off […]

UNISON West Lothian Additional Support Need Nursery Nurse Update

UNISON West Lothian is in dispute with West Lothian Council over plans to change the service delivery of school support for young people with additional needs. UNISON members who have provided educational support for over 20 years are being told that their services are no longer required and face a drop in pay from plans to relocate […]

UNISON secures end of low pay deal for NHS staff in Lanarkshire

UNISON, the largest union in NHS Lanarkshire, is working with NHS Board to raise the wages of its lowest paid staff. The union aims to reach this objective through the review of the NHS Agenda for Change Band 1. The deal, negotiated by UNISON, is the first of its kind in the UK and could […]