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UNISON submit NHS pay claim to roll back austerity

UNISON Scotland, will formally submit their 2018 pay claim to Shona Robison Cabinet Secretary for Health and Well Being today (Monday) at 9am, when she attends NHS Tayside Health Board’s annual review. UNISON represents 60,000 NHS workers across Scotland (excludes medics and dentists) including managers, domestics, nurses and admin workers. The UNISON claim calls on […]

First Minister must intervene in Bield Housing decision to close 12 care homes

Bield Housing and Care, announced yesterday (11 October) that they intend to close 12 care homes in Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow, Borders, South Lanarkshire and West Lothian by summer 2018. Some 160 elderly people, with dependent needs  including 24 hour personal care and feeding assistance, will be evicted from the place they have called home for […]

Public service workers march on Holyrood for fair pay

Public sector workers along with their families and friends will march and rally later today (Saturday) in Edinburgh in support of fair pay for everyone working in Scotland’s schools, local councils, police forces and hospitals. The march will assemble from 11am in Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, and set off down the Edinburgh’s Royal Mile at 11.45am. […]

UNISON Labour Link nominate Richard Leonard for Scottish Labour Leader

UNISON Labour Link Scotland today decided to nominate Richard Leonard MSP in the election for a new Leader of the Scottish Labour Party. This followed a consultation with branch Labour Link officers which came out overwhelmingly in favour of his nomination. UNISON Labour Link Scotland Chair Gordon McKay said: “UNISON Labour Link is pleased to […]

Lillie McNaughton

We regret to announce the loss of long time UNISON activist Lillie MacNaughton who died on 8 September. “Lillie was a true example of a trade union activist”, said Raymond Brown, past secretary of UNISON Strathclyde Police and Fire Branch. “She was police convenor for many years in the Strathclyde regional council branch of UNISON […]

Building Stress: a survey of building control staff

This survey is the latest in our Damage series of reports which looks at the impact of austerity cuts on the country’s public services and the people who deliver them. It shows a group of workers who are short-staffed, overworked, stressed and long overdue a pay rise. This report reveals a dedicated workforce committed to ensuring […]

Brazil blog: January 2 settlement visit

Thursday 22 June from Kaila: Another early start, with a long road trip to Descalvado to visit a settlement called ‘January 2’ where we met with the leadership of the settlement. This settlement covers 800 hectares, although is only able to utilise 240 hectares of the land. There is rainforest within this area. There are […]