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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 […]

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 […]

Leaflets and posters – consultative ballot Fair Pay 2017

This page has a set of leaflets and posters to help answer your questions on UNISON Scotland’s consultative ballot on fair pay for local government workers. The consultative ballot opens on 17 March, 2017, and will close at 12 noon on 7 April, 2017. Click on the icons below for a pdf version of the document you can print. […]

Glasgow city IT service, UNISON statement

‘Glasgow council IT workers have voted to accept a deal that protects their jobs, terms and conditions and current employment status in any new set-up with CGI, the global corporation seeking to take over the running of the city’s IT service. Workers who are currently council employees will be seconded and thus remain council employees. […]

North Ayrshire Council congratulated for adopted UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter

North Ayrshire Council has adopted UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter, to ensure the delivery of high standards in homecare and better conditions for homecare workers. This is great news for vulnerable service users, their families and homecare staff. The Ethical Care Charter was developed by UNISON further details can be seen on this website. THe Charter was […]