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Scotland in UNISON No 129 December 2017

Council workers say Pay Up Now! Glasgow: ‘Equal pay or we walk away’ Happy festive season to all our members …especially to those delivering services over the holiday President slams poverty but hails UNISON victories – also how you can donate to her charity Stirling council latest to sign up to UNISON’s Ethical Care  Charter […]

Scotland in UNISON No 128 November 2017

Thousands march in Edinburgh to demand Pay Up Now! UNISON submits NHS pay claim to roll back austerity Scottish Government must use powers to protect services Rise in attacks on public service staff is ‘tip of iceberg’ #Cash4Tache demo keeps up pressure for equal pay Key issue for schools is not structures but cuts Call […]

Scotland in UNISON No 127 October 2017

PAY UP NOW! Whether you work in local government, the NHS, police, education or any other public service, you need a pay rise. But they won’t pay up unless we speak up. We’ll be making a lot of noise on pay says Lilian Macer (note that the PDF version has corrected RPI and CPI figures) […]

Scotland in UNISON No 126 July 2017

College staff win pay cap busting deal Scotland at UNISON Brighton Conference: Reports of Scotland’s contribution at the union’s annual parliament We will smash the pay cap Organising to tackle crisis in social care Save the planet and our pensions investments Devolution must be respected in Brexit deal Brexit: NI peace process must be protected […]

Scotland in UNISON No 125 May 2017

UNISON Scotland statement on the General Election We must put our services at centre of this election This election cannot be allowed to become a rerun of the EU referendum. Nor can it be a dress rehearsal for any future Scottish independence vote Let’s make sure we all get a vote – register by 22 […]

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 […]