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East Dunbartonshire Council Strike Action

Unite/UNISON/GMB Press Release Thursday 12 July 2018 For Immediate release   East Dunbartonshire Council Strike Action Further to Industrial action taken on the 21st to the 26th of June, trade unions UNISON, Unite and GMB have suspended strike action planned between the 12th – 15th July in East Dunbartonshire Recycling and Waste. A work to […]

UNISON serves Glasgow City Council end of term report card on equal pay

The largest trade union in Glasgow City Council is to hold an equal pay demonstration today (Thursday the 28th) outside the city chambers at 12.30pm.  The demonstration coincides with the last meeting of Glasgow City Council before the summer break and follows a meeting of the City Administration Committee this morning which will have considered […]

UNISON says monitoring of home care services by Scotland’s councils still not good enough

More than a year on since new guidance was introduced on social care procurement there has been little or no improvement in home care monitoring, says UNISON. UNISON published a briefing today (Wednesday) following a series of FOI requests to Scotland’s councils looking at how councils are managing contract evaluation. Among the questions, UNISON asked […]

Vital local services in Scotland are collapsing say council staff in UNISON survey

Local government spending cuts have left councils in Scotland unable to meet the needs of local communities and, in some cases, are putting the public at risk, says UNISON today (Monday). A survey, released to coincide with the union’s local government conference, reveals that almost eight in ten (78%) council workers have no confidence in […]

UNISON Scotland Auschwitz tour to remember Holocaust heroine

UNISON activists are embarking on a study tour to Auschwitz on Wednesday (25 April) to raise awareness of the atrocities of the Holocaust and also to honour Jane Haining – the only Scottish woman known to have died in the concentration camp. The tour – which will be undertaken by UNISON representatives from across Scotland […]

UNISON secures above inflation pay offer for NHS staff

Scotland’s biggest health union, UNISON has reacted positively to a draft joint statement on NHS pay which, if agreed, would secure an immediate above inflation 3% wage rise for the all NHS workers in Scotland. Speaking at the union’s annual health conference in Brighton, Chair of the UNISON Scotland health committee, Tom Waterson said: “It […]

Focus on children not structures, says UNISON in response to Headteachers’ Charter

UNISON Scotland, the union for school support staff, says the Scottish government’s plans to create a Headteachers’ Charter is flawed and will make it harder to deliver quality education. The proposals would see headteachers taking over responsibility of staff and procurement from local authorities. Dave Watson, UNISON’s head of policy and public affairs, said: “Taking […]

Time’s up on pay discrimination says UNISON as it calls on Glasgow City Council to end equal pay dispute

UNISON Scotland is calling on Glasgow City Council to put an end to damaging and expensive legal appeals and finally pay women what they are owed. Glasgow’s City Administration Committee will meet tomorrow (Wednesday, January 17) to discuss its next move in the long-running equal pay dispute, estimated to be worth up to £500m. The […]

Unions submit local government 2018 pay claim

Unions submit local government 2018 pay claim Trade unions representing local government workers across Scotland (UNISON, Unite and GMB) have submitted their pay claim to local government today. The pay claim was submitted to COSLA (employers) by the Trade Union side of the Scottish Local Government Joint Council for the period 1 April 2018 to […]

Festive cheer for Glasgow’s low paid women

Around ten thousand low paid women at Glasgow city council received a large helping of festive cheer from Scotland’s top judges today. The council was today refused permission by the Court of Session to appeal against the women’s equal pay victory earlier this year. After ten years of litigation, the claimants supported by UNISON and Action […]