Category Archives: Local Government

UNISON urge council staff to vote in landmark industrial ballot

  UNISON Scotland is balloting all local government staff in what is seen as the first big test of the new Trade Union Act 2016. This tory government legislation means that unless 50% of eligible members take part in the ballot, UNISON cannot call industrial action. There have been localised disputes, but this is the […]

Dave Prentis – Now’s the time to take a stand on pay

Letter from UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis on the Scottish local government pay ballot. Dear friend, As you know, UNISON local government branches across Scotland are currently being balloted for industrial action. That’s happening because UNISON members voted overwhelmingly to reject the pitiful pay offer that was put forward earlier this year. Thanks to years […]

Councils can lead pensions industry to divest and re-invest in communities

Following the local government elections, now is a good time to suggest to your local council that they study this report from Re-Invest Scotland and take action. We want them to divest from fossil fuel and re-invest in socially and environmentally beneficial projects, including services like renewable energy and social housing. The campaign partners: Common Weal, UNISON Scotland and Friends of the Earth Scotland believe councils […]

LG Pay Ballot Social Media

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