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Scotland in UNISON No 123 December 2016

Glasgow IT staff stand up against privatisation UNISON’s  Scottish Council of branches has pledged Scotland-wide support for  Glasgow members fighting the privatisation of the council’s information and communication technology   (ICT) services. – New 2017 education programme for activists and members launched – Communications Awards 2016/17 – Councils hit by 87% of devolved job cuts – […]

Scotland in UNISON No 122 October 2016

Colleges hit as staff strike for fair pay College support staff across Scotland walked out for a second time on 27 September in an increasingly bitter pay row in the troubled further education (FE) sector.  – Scotland’s home care at breaking point – UNISON launches Public Service Champions campaign – NHS24 Branch celebrates 10 years […]

UNISON Scotland Young Members Committee newsletter

Welcome to UNISON Scotland Young Members Committee newsletter. Here you’ll find all the contact details needed to get involved, as well as campaign news, training opportunities and updates on young member activity both in Scotland and across the UK. We hope you enjoy it! Please send the link to this page around UNISON members and you are […]

Scotland in UNISON No 121 July 2016

Education plan: Support staff role ignored The union’s briefing on the Scottish Government Education Plan: says: “…the absence of any recognition of the wider education team is very disappointing. It also warns of plans to to remove schools from local democratic control. Please note: The print version of this issue referred to school staff as ‘non-teaching’ staff. […]

Scotland in UNISON No 119 April 2016

Ten ways to strengthen Scotland’s services: Manifesto for the Scottish election ‘We want to see a Parliament using the powers at its disposal in order to enhance our public services to create a fairer and sustainable Scotland,’ Mike Kirby, Scottish Secretary and Lilian Macer, Scottish Convener; – Full rundown on UNISON Scotland’s manifesto, – Defend […]

Scotland in UNISON No 118 March 2016

Council job cuts: Yes it is thousands; Plus… Fundamental review of council funding needed; Winning no compulsory redundancy pledges;£1m won for personal injuries; Keeping up the fight against the Anti-Union Bill; COMMUNICATIONS AWARDS 2016 Standard of entries ‘absolutely tremendous’; Changing everything – climate film and more; Young members launch award winning anti-bullying guide; UNISON’s Raza […]

UNISON Week No 170 – 29 Feb 2016

29th February – 7th March 2016     Issue 170 Combating Austerity – well no one else is going to… Public services are in for a rough old time. The decision of The Scottish Parliament to take the budget settlement given to them by George Osborne and not use the powers at their disposal to add a single penny, will […]

UNISON Week No 169 – 22 Feb 2016

7th  – 13th February 2016     Issue 167 Scotland’s future prosperity – is about more than education Labour’s motion for debate  in Holyrood this week links Scotland’s future prosperity to maintaining the education budget over the course of the next parliament. Which is accurate enough as far as it goes – cutting the education budget isn’t […]

UNISON Week No 168 – 15 Feb 2016

15th  – 21st February 2016     Issue 168   Bluntly – taxdodging and getting public procurement contracts should be mutually exclusive, and they’re not. Tax dodging doesn’t have many advocates ( in the speaking up for sense…) but despite this, it’s still a major feature of both our economy and public finances. The Scottish Government has, quite […]