Tag Archives: Glasgow

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 […]

UNISON lambasts council ‘bully-boy’ tactics as councillors threaten closure of mental health charity

Date: Thurs 11 December 2014 UNISON has issued an urgent call to councillors to cease plans to cut a charity’s funding by 40 per cent without any prior consultation. Councillors are expected to make their decision at a council meeting today (Thursday) based on a report that remains unseen by Glasgow Association for Mental Health. […]

Cuts cost lives’ says UNISON – campaigners lobby Glasgow City Council over savage cuts to mental health charity

Date: Tue 11 November 2014 PHOTO/MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Wednesday, 12 November at 12.45pm, George Square Staff, service users, community groups and members of the public will gather in George Square tomorrow (Wednesday) to lobby Glasgow City Council over its plans to cut a charity’s funding by 40%. The scale of these savage cuts are likely to […]