Category Archives: Equalities

Equality audit is a wakeup call to councils and government

UNISON response to the Account Commission’s report: Equal Pay in Scottish Councils, published by Audit Scotland: The Account Commission’s analysis of equal pay in Scottish local government is an urgent wakeup call to councils, councillors and the Scottish government. The in-depth audit of 18 years negotiation and litigation on equal pay in Scottish councils contains shocking […]

UNISON win second big equal pay victory in Glasgow

UNISON Scotland has won a second big equal pay victory today (Friday) which will affect thousands of low-paid workers in Glasgow. The successful appeal to the Court of Session concerns UNISON’s challenge to the Glasgow City Council’s Workforce, Pay and Benefits Review. In 2006, UNISON was not satisfied with the council’s way of measuring the […]

Low-paid women will welcome MSPs equality plan, says UNISON

UNISON Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s report on pay equality and says it gives hope to low-paid women. The report by the Economy and Fair Work Committee, published today (Monday), gives comprehensive and detailed recommendations to promote pay equality and tackle the enduring 16% pay gap between women and men. Recommendations include: • The […]

Mac Senior Retired Members May 2017

– Another EXCELLENT Scottish Retired Members Conference – Retired Members urged to support LG colleagues fight for Fair Pay – Not “Another Election” … – Deadlines for the 2017 National R M Conference – Integrated Health Care …. Is it working? – 3 Good Conference workshops – UNISON RM issues – 2017 National RM Conference […]

Retired Members Info and Resources Issue 73 AprilMay 2017

Sources of help and advice The Age Scotland helpline is the confidential, free-phone helpline for older people in Scotland. It provides information, friendship and advice to older people and those seeking advice on how best to support older friends and family members. Tel: 0800 12 44 222 Your local Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) can help […]

Retired Members Info and Resources Issue 72 MarchApril 2017

Security in the home Here are some simple precautions to protect yourself inside and outside your home, covering how to secure your home, safety outside your home, scams, identity theft and what to do if you are affected by crime. Most burglars are opportunists and they will look for unlocked doors or opened windows to […]