Tag Archives: Glasgow

Glasgow struggle shows how far we are from pay equality

Delegates at Local Government Conference slammed the lack of progress on equal pay despite UK and EU legislation and UNISON’s campaigning and pledged to continue the struggle to achieve equal pay across local government. Speaking in support of the NJC Local Government Committee motion, Denise Phillips, a Glasgow Home Care steward told conference of their […]

UNISON win second big equal pay victory in Glasgow

UNISON Scotland has won a second big equal pay victory today (Friday) which will affect thousands of low-paid workers in Glasgow. The successful appeal to the Court of Session concerns UNISON’s challenge to the Glasgow City Council’s Workforce, Pay and Benefits Review. In 2006, UNISON was not satisfied with the council’s way of measuring the […]

UNISON Glasgow IT Workers use strike day to give blood

Selected UNISON members employed by Access began industrial action on Thursday the 5th of January following the festive period, in a dispute over the privatisation of their jobs and services they provide.  One of the first actions planned was a delegation to the Glasgow Blood Donation Centre by a group of strikers.  The strikers were […]

Glasgow Council IT staff make case for keeping services in house directly to councillors

Glasgow City Council IT staff facing privatisation are making the case for keeping services in house directly to councillors. IT staff union UNISON have produced a report ‘For Glasgow; By Glasgow; In Glasgow’ urging councillors to work with staff and unions to develop an in-house bid to supply services, rather than outsourcing the service to […]

STUC congratulates Glasgow CCTV staff on new deal

#STUC16 The STUC Congress sent congratulations today to Glasgow CCTV UNISON members who have won a deal bringing up to a 24% pay rise, after twelve days of strike action over six weeks. The 19 members of UNISON are employed by Community Safety Glasgow, an ALEO of Glasgow City Council, and were taking strike action over the […]

Let’s work together to make new QEU hospital a success, says UNISON general secretary

Date: Thursday 13 August 2015 Photo opportunity: Time: 12 noon Date: Thursday 13 August  Place: UNISON shop, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, 1345 Govan Road G51 4TF UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis is to visit the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital today (Thursday). Dave and UNISON’s national head of health Christina McAnea will be given a tour of the brand […]

UNISON sorely disappointed that SECC refuse to reinstate Robert O’Donnell

Date: Friday 12 June 2015 UNISON are sorely disappointed that the SECC have up held their decision to dismiss Robert O’Donnell Robert is a gardener for the SECC. He was dismissed on 25 May 2015. UNISON represented him at an internal appeal on 10 June. The decision to uphold the dismissal of Robert O’Donnell for […]

UNISON demands Nicola Sturgeon uphold promise of no compulsory redundancies at Glasgow Kelvin College

Date: Wednesday 03 June 2015 UNISON is calling on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, to uphold the Scottish Government promise that there would be no compulsory redundancies in Further Education sector because of the College Regionalisation programme. Thirteen catering staff at Glasgow Kelvin College are under threat of compulsory redundancy. Mandy McDowall, UNISON regional organiser for […]

STUC welcomes Glasgow strikers

The STUC Congress in Ayr gave a standing ovation to strikers from Glasgow Council’s Homeless Service who have been on all-out strike since 31 March over pay grading. Helen Craig, Sally Currie and Stewart Graham were introduced to delegates by President June Minnery. The 70 strikers took their own “negotiating table” to the front doors […]

UNISON Glasgow homeless service workers to take all out strike action

Monday 30 March 2015 Seventy workers in Glasgow Council’s Homeless Service will walk out on Tuesday 31 March in a dispute over their pay grade. The workers are all members of the trade union UNISON and will take all out, indefinite strike action in a dispute over the application of the council’s job evaluation scheme […]