Mike Kirby’s blog

mikekirbyblog

Blog from Mike Kirby
UNISON Scottish Secretary

Latest posts

  • Education Plan – more detail needed Kirby tells CoSLA

    1 September 2016

    Education Plan - more detail needed Kirby tells CoSLAUNISON welcomes the opportunity to contribute to today’s proceedings. Whatever industrial relations differences we may have there will be issues of common cause of a strategic nature and we welcome this engagement, UNISON Scottish secretary told CoSLA on 11 August 2016. I’ll try to focus on your four areas identified in the paper, but as I will argue, education provision is about ... See more...
  • Key questions in the Public Services election

    3 April 2015

    UNISON and the General Election In the third of a series of articles, UNISON Scottish Secretary Mike Kirby lays out UNISON’s plan to get our members’ issues at the centre of the election debates. Key questions in the Public Services election 3 April 2015: “This is the Public Services Election. The outcome will have a huge impact upon UNISON members, their families, communities and ... See more...
  • A Monstrous Regiment of (117,000) Women

    10 March 2015

    A Monstrous Regiment of (117,000) WomenIn the second of a series of articles, UNISON Scottish Secretary Mike Kirby lays out UNISON’s plan to get our members’ issues at the centre of the election debates. A Monstrous Regiment of (117,000) Women “We need a million female members speaking up for public services because they care about the services they deliver and the services that they use. “One million women ... See more...
  • Challenging all political parties on what they will do for our people

    9 January 2015

    ‘During the election campaign we will strive to keep UNISON policies and objectives fore and centre  of the political debate. UNISON priorities of an end to Tory austerity, fair employment and trade union rights, pay and public services… by challenging all political parties on what they will do for our people.‘ 09 January 2014: Four months of potential political campaigning away ... See more...