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‘Another step closer to equal pay’ says UNISON, as Glasgow’s councillors prepare to sign off equal pay deal

PICTURE / INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY Glasgow’s councillors will meet tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss a proposed pay deal that has been struck in a bid to end the city’s long-running equal pay ... Read More
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UNISON members overwhelmingly vote to accept pay offer for council workers

UNISON, the largest union in local government, have today informed COSLA that their members have overwhelmingly voted to accept the pay offer for local government workers. The move follows a ... Read More
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UNISON welcomes improved pay offer for council workers

COSLA have today tabled an improved pay offer for local government workers, a move which has been welcomed by the trade union UNISON. The improved pay offer has come after ... Read More
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Childcare expansion will be hampered by lack of staff says education union.

If the Scottish Government wants to meet its promises to expand free childcare it will need to train more staff and increase their wages. That is the result of a ... Read More
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Mike Kirby, Scottish secretary, statement on the Scottish budget

UNISON is the public services trade union and the largest trade union in Scotland. Mike Kirby, UNISON Scottish secretary said: “Today’s (12 December) Scottish government budget fails to make the ... Read More
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Anger over delays to freedom of information rights for housing association tenants

UNISON Scotland and The Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland  have written to the Scottish Government criticising further delays in extending FOI to housing associations The Scottish Government announced ... Read More
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Trade unions appeal directly to council leaders to avert strike action in local government 

UNISON, Unite and the GMB have sent a joint letter to the leader of every local authority across Scotland urging them to improve the pay offer to council workers and ... Read More
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Universities and colleges unite to fight Brexit

Colleges, universities, trade unions and the Scottish Government have agreed a united approach to protect Scotland from the worst effects of Brexit. The joint statement sets out how they will ... Read More
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Cuts to school support staff could leave vulnerable children at risk, says UNISON

School support staff regularly go home worried about pupils’ welfare, safety and emotional state after discussing issues such as grooming, gangs, domestic violence, bullying, loneliness, and sexual abuse with them, ... Read More
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Scotland’s environmental health services reach ‘tipping point’, says UNISON

UNISON, Scotland’s largest union, has today (Tuesday 20 November) warned that swingeing cuts to environmental health departments have reached ‘tipping point’, putting public safety at risk. The report – Tipping ... Read More