Tag Archives: health + safety at work

UNISON – rise in attacks on public service staff is ‘tip of iceberg’

Public services union UNISON Scotland has called on the Scottish Government and all public service employers to take action immediately in order to tackle the “massive scale of the problem of violence against public sector workers”. UNISON’s annual Violence at Work survey published today (Friday 20 October) reveals a further increase in reported assaults on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fighting for Fair Work in Universities

UNISON Scotland welcomes the Scottish Government’s Fair Work Convention Paper. UNISON was involved in working hard to make sure the conclusions reflect workers needs.   It indicates employers should get Living Wage Accredited and provide staff with greater security of employment. It also encourages better training and development of staff, respect at work and better health and safety. Full details are […]

Simple Minds called to campaign for world cup workers in Qatar

Date: Friday 18 December 2015 UNISON, Scotland’s biggest trade union, has written to the Scottish band Simple Minds asking they speak out for migrant workers rights in Qatar. UNISON supports the TUC Fair Play for Qatar campaign which is highlighting the poor working conditions of migrant workers who are building football stadiums and infrastructure for […]

Response to Proposed Damages Claims (Scotland) Bill

The proposed Bill aims to ensure that all Scottish workers, no matter by whom they are employed, enjoy the benefit of the same level of protection to which they are entitled under European law and that every Scottish worker can rely directly upon European Directives in relation to worker safety to pursue a compensation claim […]