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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
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Trade unions urge Derek Mackay to talks to avert strike action in Local Government

UNISON, Unite and the GMB write a joint letter to Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, the Economy & Fair Work, urging him to attend talks to avert strike action ... Read More
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UNISON overwhelmingly reject pay offer and vote to move towards strike action.

UNISON Scotland’s local government members have overwhelmingly voted to reject their employer’s pay offer (CoSLA) of 3% for workers earning up to £80,000, and to move towards strike action in ... Read More
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‘The tide is turning’ says UNISON as Scottish care workers vote overwhelmingly to reject charity’s pay offer

UNISON members working at Scottish care charity, Cornerstone, have voted by a massive 92% to reject their employer’s pay offer in a consultative ballot. These staff, mainly women, provide vital ... Read More
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Thousands of Glasgow’s women march for equal pay

Thousands of Glasgow’s women took to the streets today (Tuesday) to demand Glasgow City Council resolve the long-standing pay injustice. Around 10,000 home carers, cleaners, caterers, school workers and other ... Read More
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Glasgow Equal Pay Strike – 23 and 24 October

Glasgow’s women will march from Glasgow Green to George Square tomorrow (23 October) as they start a two-day strike in their fight to achieve pay justice. Around 8,000 school staff, ... Read More
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Glasgow Equal Pay Strike March and Rally – Media Calling Notice

Glasgow equal pay strike – March and rally, 23 October PHOTO / INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY Thousands of low-paid women in Glasgow are striking for equal pay tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday – ... Read More
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Glasgow Equal Pay Strike – Message from Dave Prentis

On behalf of our whole union and our 1.3 million members, I want to share our solidarity with Glasgow City branch and the thousands of women who are taking strike ... Read More
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Major £14M pay deal for college support staff

Consultative ballots by UNISON, UNITE and GMB have seen a major £14 million pay and conditions deal secured for 5,670 full time equivalent support staff who work in Scotland’s 26 colleges ... Read More