Tag Archives: health and safety

Violence against public service workers doubled in a decade, says UNISON

UNISON’s annual Violence at Work Survey 2016 is launched today (Friday 21 October)  at UNISON health and safety conference at the University of Stirling. It shows a rise of 20,000 to 40,000 violent assaults per year in the last decade (2006 to 2016), against public service workers in Scotland. With a significant increase in violent assaults against local […]

Stress and overwork hit activists, members and services and must be tackled

#ulgc16 “Our members are experiencing intolerable increases in workloads, staffing levels are cut to the bone and morale is at rock bottom”. That was the message from Scott Donohoe, from UNISON Scotland, as he called on conference to recognise the massive impact that stress and overwork has on members and to adopt measures to support […]

May Day Success

Grampian Resource Centre Staff took place in the Aberdeen Trades Council May Day March on Saturday 29th April wearing hospital beds. This was to highlight the abandoned plans for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary being one of four major trauma centres that were promised by ministers in 2014. More recently they had cut the plans to having […]

International Workers Memorial Day

Staff at UNISON Scotland gathered to recognise International Workers Memorial Day. It is a day to remember those who have died or been injured at work. Dave Watson, head of policy and public affairs at UNISON Scotland, reminded everyone that although numbers are reducing 20 people died at work last year in Scotland and many more were injured. He also asked […]

STUC health and safety award for UNISON’s Scott Donohoe

#STUC16 Scott Donohoe, UNISON Scotland health and safety chair, has been presented with this year’s STUC Frank Maguire Award for Health and Safety. Scott has been health and safety officer for Glasgow City UNISON for 14 years and is seconded from his employer, Glasgow City Council and is passionate about health and safety, an interest that has seen him […]

Violence at work is unacceptable and must be tackled

#STUC16 No worker should accept violence as part of their job. Whether they work in schools, colleges or other public and public facing services, staff should be able to work without fear of threat, abuse or intimidation. That was the clear message from delegates to the STUC as they backed a NASUWT call for proper […]

Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2015

UNISON Scotland is publishing today Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2015. It shows an increase of 1,227 assaults compared with 2014. The total recorded assaults on public sector workers in Scotland in 2015 was 38,279. This compares to 20,000 in 2006. UNISON report included a survey, to ask […]

Big increase in assaults on public service workers, says UNISON

Date: Friday 23 October 2015 UNISON Scotland is publishing today (23 October 2015) Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2015. It shows an increase of 1,227 assaults compared with 2014. The total recorded assaults on public sector workers in Scotland in 2015 was 38,279. This compares to 20,000 in […]

Community led public services can transform inequalities, says report

Date: Thursday 22 October 2015 UNISON Labour Link Media Release – Launch of Commission on Health Inequalities report will take place at 22 October, 9.00am UNISON Scotland, 14 West Campbell St., Glasgow  The report of the Commission on Health Inequalities for the Scottish Labour Party calls for national leadership and community hubs to tackle health inequalities. The Commission for […]

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 […]