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Scotland in UNISON No 124 March 2017

Branches stand up against more council cuts UNISON branches across Scotland turned out throughout February to fight for local services as the central funding axe fell on councils yet again. – Communications Awards: Great publicity work so important for the union – Victory as cleaners come back to NHS – Communications Awards 2016/17 – FE […]

Dave Watson promotes Ethical Care Charter at Lib Dem conference

UNISON’s Dave Watson has been promoting our Ethical Care Charter at the Lib Dem Party Conference in Perth. He has just spoken at the fringe meeting and discussed with Willie Rennie and other MSPs. West Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire are the most recent councils to adopt UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter. They follow Aberdeen City and North Ayrshire councils, Inverclyde Council […]

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 – […]

Children first – ethical social work with refugee children

Ten years on from UNISON Scotland and BASW Scotland’s  first ever guide for social workers on ethical working with asylum seeker children, Child’s Welfare Paramount? a national conference on Social Work with Refugees and Asylum Seekers has again highlighted the important role of social work in supporting refugee children. Organised by BASW (the British Association […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scotland in UNISON No 117 – December 2015

Beat the anti-union bill; Communications Awards 2015; Corbyn and Sturgeon say the bill must go; Celebrate learning; Council cuts campaign mounts as we face ‘worst cuts in living memory’; Tayside health branch wins low pay victory; Cordia janitors ballot; Climate march report; Speak up against police cuts; Save democracy in Turkey; Give your views on social work codes of practice and much […]