Tag Archives: UNISON

Havana Glasgow Film Festival – and our friend Chris Bartter

UNISON is proud to promote the Havana Glasgow Film Festival running from 9 – 12 November 2017. Our involvement in the Festival was through our friend, comrade and former colleague Chris Bartter. For those of you who are not aware, tragically Chris died suddenly on Saturday 28 October. This was a tremendous shock to us all. (See […]

UNISON legal victory sees employment tribunal fees scrapped

UNISON’s tribunal fee verdict is a victory for everyone in work UNISON UK press release: https://www.unison.org.uk/news/article/2017/07/tribunal-fees-victory/ UNISON has won a landmark court victory today (Wednesday 26 July 2017) against the government, which means that employment tribunal fees will now be scrapped. The Supreme Court – the UK’s highest court – has unanimously ruled that the government […]

UNISON calls for Robert Gordon University to remove Donald Trump’s honorary degree

Date: Wednesday 9 December 2015 UNISON members working at Robert Gordon University have written to the Principal, Professor Prondzynski, calling on him to remove Donald Trump’s honorary degree because he is reported to have called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” UNISON believes this to be unacceptable. Colin Jones, Robert Gordon UNISON steward […]

UNISON welcomes end of employment tribunal fees in Scotland

Date: Wednesday 2 September 2015 UNISON has welcomed the Scottish Government announcement that it intends to abolish fees for employment tribunals in Scotland. This announcement comes the week after UNISON vowed to go to the UK Supreme Court in its ongoing fight to appeal against the UK government’s decision to introduce employment tribunal fees across the UK – after […]

Let’s work together to make new QEU hospital a success, says UNISON general secretary

Date: Thursday 13 August 2015 Photo opportunity: Time: 12 noon Date: Thursday 13 August  Place: UNISON shop, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, 1345 Govan Road G51 4TF UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis is to visit the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital today (Thursday). Dave and UNISON’s national head of health Christina McAnea will be given a tour of the brand […]

UNISON sorely disappointed that SECC refuse to reinstate Robert O’Donnell

Date: Friday 12 June 2015 UNISON are sorely disappointed that the SECC have up held their decision to dismiss Robert O’Donnell Robert is a gardener for the SECC. He was dismissed on 25 May 2015. UNISON represented him at an internal appeal on 10 June. The decision to uphold the dismissal of Robert O’Donnell for […]

UNISON calls for immediate withdrawal of redundancy notices at Queen Margaret University

UNISON Scotland has called for the Education Secretary to intervene over incompetent redundancy notices issued by bosses at Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University. The higher education union wants the redundancy notices withdrawn immediately in this week before the Christmas break. At least 29 staff have been notified that their jobs are under threat of redundancy – […]