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UNISON tells Glasgow City Council it’s time to pay up following equal pay victory

UNISON Scotland has won an equal pay victory today (Tuesday) which will affect thousands of low-paid workers in Glasgow. Women in Glasgow had been excluded from sizeable bonuses for many years. UNISON argued that while the claimants had been unfairly discriminated against before the new system was introduced, the council’s decision to continue the unequal […]

General election – how you can get involved

There’s a lot at stake on 8 June – and here’s how you can get involved. Although much of the media would have us believe that the outcome of the general election on 8 June is a foregone conclusion, there is much to play for. Get involved now – with UNISON members, your colleagues, friends and […]

End of an era as Jane steps down after 30 years at the top

Scotland’s Jane Carolan, chair of UNISON’s key National Policy Committee, is standing down at the end of Conference after 30 years in the leadership of the union. The journey to UNISON NEC member and member of the TUC General Council and its ruling Executive Committee, started in the 1980s in the Glasgow District branch of […]

STUC: Vacancy for Assistant General Secretary – Operations & Equality

Scottish Trades Union Congress: Vacancy: Assistant General Secretary (Operations and Equality) This is a senior management position within the STUC. The post-holder will be a member of the management team, making a significant contribution to the operation of the organisation. Reporting to the General Secretary, the AGS Operations and Equality will have responsibility for ensuring […]

UNISON pays tribute to Danny Gillespie

‎UNISON Scotland said farewell today to a treasured comrade and friend at the funeral of Danny Gillespie who died on 23 April. Paying tribute, Mike Kirby, UNISON Scottish Secretary and close friend, said: “Danny Gillespie, trade unionist, socialist, internationalist, comrade and friend to so, so many. A follower of the beautiful game played by the […]

UNISON to ballot local government members in fight for fair pay

UNISON members have instructed their trade union to ballot 70,000 local government members across every local authority in Scotland on industrial action. The decision was announced at UNISON’s local government committee meeting today (Monday) following a consultative ballot which saw 77.6 per cent vote to reject the employers’ pay offer. Dougie Black, regional organiser for […]