Category Archives: Scotland in UNISON

Lay edited bi-monthly bulletin for 5,000 UNISON activists in Scotland

Scotland in UNISON No 130 March 2018

Standing up for local services March Against Racism Saturday 17 March Glasgow Glasgow women lead ‘long march for equality’ Mobile advice centre is first in the UK Communications awards celebrate campaigns, action and creativity Survey and action to build on pay campaign Public delivery best for child care Ambition needed to end fuel poverty BIELD […]

Scotland in UNISON No 129 December 2017

Council workers say Pay Up Now! Glasgow: ‘Equal pay or we walk away’ Happy festive season to all our members …especially to those delivering services over the holiday President slams poverty but hails UNISON victories – also how you can donate to her charity Stirling council latest to sign up to UNISON’s Ethical Care  Charter […]

Scotland in UNISON No 128 November 2017

Thousands march in Edinburgh to demand Pay Up Now! UNISON submits NHS pay claim to roll back austerity Scottish Government must use powers to protect services Rise in attacks on public service staff is ‘tip of iceberg’ #Cash4Tache demo keeps up pressure for equal pay Key issue for schools is not structures but cuts Call […]

Scotland in UNISON No 127 October 2017

PAY UP NOW! Whether you work in local government, the NHS, police, education or any other public service, you need a pay rise. But they won’t pay up unless we speak up. We’ll be making a lot of noise on pay says Lilian Macer (note that the PDF version has corrected RPI and CPI figures) […]

Scotland in UNISON No 126 July 2017

College staff win pay cap busting deal Scotland at UNISON Brighton Conference: Reports of Scotland’s contribution at the union’s annual parliament We will smash the pay cap Organising to tackle crisis in social care Save the planet and our pensions investments Devolution must be respected in Brexit deal Brexit: NI peace process must be protected […]

Scotland in UNISON No 125 May 2017

UNISON Scotland statement on the General Election We must put our services at centre of this election This election cannot be allowed to become a rerun of the EU referendum. Nor can it be a dress rehearsal for any future Scottish independence vote Let’s make sure we all get a vote – register by 22 […]

Scotland in UNISON No 124 March 2017

Branches stand up against more council cuts UNISON branches across Scotland turned out throughout February to fight for local services as the central funding axe fell on councils yet again. – Communications Awards: Great publicity work so important for the union – Victory as cleaners come back to NHS – Communications Awards 2016/17 – FE […]

Scotland in UNISON No 123 December 2016

Glasgow IT staff stand up against privatisation UNISON’s  Scottish Council of branches has pledged Scotland-wide support for  Glasgow members fighting the privatisation of the council’s information and communication technology   (ICT) services. – New 2017 education programme for activists and members launched – Communications Awards 2016/17 – Councils hit by 87% of devolved job cuts – […]

Scotland in UNISON No 122 October 2016

Colleges hit as staff strike for fair pay College support staff across Scotland walked out for a second time on 27 September in an increasingly bitter pay row in the troubled further education (FE) sector.  – Scotland’s home care at breaking point – UNISON launches Public Service Champions campaign – NHS24 Branch celebrates 10 years […]

Scotland in UNISON No 121 July 2016

Education plan: Support staff role ignored The union’s briefing on the Scottish Government Education Plan: says: “…the absence of any recognition of the wider education team is very disappointing. It also warns of plans to to remove schools from local democratic control. Please note: The print version of this issue referred to school staff as ‘non-teaching’ staff. […]