Tag Archives: voluntary sector

UNISON – rise in attacks on public service staff is ‘tip of iceberg’

Public services union UNISON Scotland has called on the Scottish Government and all public service employers to take action immediately in order to tackle the “massive scale of the problem of violence against public sector workers”. UNISON’s annual Violence at Work survey published today (Friday 20 October) reveals a further increase in reported assaults on […]

Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2017

Violent Assaults on Public Service Staff in Scotland – UNISON Survey 2017 UNISON Scotland has carried out an annual survey of assaults to public sector workers based on Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to employers of UNISON members in the public sector since 2006. We ask employers to tell us the total number of assaults which […]

Violence at work is not ‘part of the job’, says UNISON

UNISON Media Release Violence at work is not ‘part of the job’ says UNISON as it launches a new health and safety guide today (Thursday). UNISON, Scotland’s largest public service union, says employers are failing workers in the community and voluntary sector by viewing violence at work as inevitable. The guide – It’s Not Part […]

Violence against public service workers doubled in a decade, says UNISON

UNISON’s annual Violence at Work Survey 2016 is launched today (Friday 21 October)  at UNISON health and safety conference at the University of Stirling. It shows a rise of 20,000 to 40,000 violent assaults per year in the last decade (2006 to 2016), against public service workers in Scotland. With a significant increase in violent assaults against local […]

Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2016

Violent Assaults on Public Service Staff – UNISON Scotland Survey 2016 Since 2006, UNISON Scotland has carried out an annual survey of assaults to public sector workers by issuing a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to all employers of UNISON members in the public sector. Our analysis of the figures received for 2016 shows a […]

Conference backs Scotland strategy on organising in voluntary sector

#uNDC16 Success in Scotland’s Organising for Growth Strategy will inform a UK wide approach to recruiting, organising and bargaining in the Community and Voluntary Sector as conference yesterday backed a Scotland motion to make this a key priority for UNISON. Community and Voluntary Sector is a growing part of the delivery of public services and many […]

Working Together; Progressive Workplace Policies In Scotland response

We would certainly share in the aims for a labour market which is highly conducive to; “creating sustainable high quality jobs, increasing social value and delivering exemplary public services for its citizens.” We would emphasise the interdependency of three aspects – exemplary public services will deliver social value but are dependent on the creation of […]

UNISON slams charity for not paying minimum wage back pay

Friday 1 May 2015 UNISON is furious that The Richmond Fellowship Scotland is refusing to pay hundreds of pounds in back pay to staff who have not been paid the national minimum wage. The trade union will be taking legal action against The Richmond Fellowship Scotland, who provides care services across Scotland.  UNISON believe The Richmond […]