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UNISON strongly recommend police staff reject latest pay offer

  UNISON Police Staff Scotland, the branch of UNISON representing Police Support Staff, informed the Scottish Police Authority today (8 December) that they are recommending its members reject the employers pay offer for 2016/17. The offer made by the employer is no better than the the Scottish Government’s Public Sector Pay Policy and does not meet our […]

There is still time – vote YES/YES in FE ballot

* The ballot is now closed * Further education members to launch autumn strike campaign Time is running out to cast your vote in UNISON’s FE support staff ballot which will close tomorrow (Tuesday, August 16) at 10am. John Gallacher, Scottish Organiser for UNISON, explains here why a YES/YES vote is important: College support staff and lecturers were promised […]

UNISON recommending Yes / Yes vote in FE ballot

UNISON FE Support staff ballot has opened and will close 10am,16 August. UNISON are recommending members vote yes/yes for strike action. UNISON members are furious that while lecturing staff have been awarded a £450 flat rate rise, some college support staff were only offered a flat rate of £230. UNISON will take part in national […]

Further Education Ballot closes 10am 16 August

The Further Education ballot is now open to UNISON support staff in Scotland’s colleges. UNISON is recommending that members vote Yes/Yes in favour of strike action. The ballot closes 10am, Monday, 16 August 2016 UNISON members are simply asking to be paid the same pay rise (£450) that colleges awarded to our teaching colleagues. We work for […]

Stress levels of Scotland’s college staff reaching breaking point, says UNISON

A UNISON Scotland survey has revealed more than four out of five college support workers have experienced stress at work, with one in five becoming so sick they were unable to work. Support staff from 17 colleges participated in the survey which revealed shocking levels of stress and bullying in Scotland’s colleges. Some of the […]

Further education support staff set to reject pay offer – and join lecturing staff across scotland in possible industrial action

Date: Wed 4 November 2015 Further Education support staff took a step closer today (4 November 2015) to industrial action across all Scottish Colleges (except Orkney and Shetland). UNISON Further Education members are being balloted on a 2015 pay rise, which was due on 1 April 2015. UNISON Scotland, the main union for the Sector, is recommending rejection […]

UNISON Scotland ballot for potential strike action as industrial relations break down with Police Scotland

Date: Friday 21 March 2014 UNISON Scotland are writing to police staff today (21 March 2014) to tell them that trust between Police Scotland and the all staff trade unions have broken down. And that they will be urging members to vote for industrial action when they ballot them later this month. UNISON Scotland have […]

Inflation up – Scotland’s local government workers deserve fair pay

Date: Tue 16 July 2013 UNISON Scotland said today that inflation rising to 2.9% is grim news for hard pressed workers struggling to make ends meet. The public services union is currently balloting members in local government on strike action to win an improvement on COSLA’s pay offer of just 1%. Scottish Secretary Mike Kirby […]

UNISON calls on councillors to back Fair Pay as strike ballot opens

Date: Tue 2 July 2013 UNISON calls on councillors to back Fair Pay as strike ballot opens Local government union UNISON today (Tuesday) emailed Scotland’s councillors asking them to support Fair Pay for council workers. UNISON is balloting members in local government on strike action to win an improvement on COSLA’s pay offer of 1%. […]

Fair Pay Day of Action for local government workers

Date: Tues 25 June 2013 Unions today (Tuesday) launched a Fair Pay Day supporting Scottish local government workers as they prepare to vote on strike action. Trade unionists on the STUC Austerity Uncovered tour asked why council workers are being offered a ‘measly’ 1% pay rise when ‘fat cats’* on the Sunday Times Rich List […]