Message for UNISON members providing fire and rescue services
28 June 2013
SCOTTISH FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE NEWS
Welcome to our new branch and branch newsletter. UNISON SFRS represent
UNISON support staff members employed in the new Scottish Fire
& Rescue Service. Click
here for newsletter (pdf)
14 August 2012
UNISON Scotland is at the heart of the reform of your
service and we will look after your interests as the change process
develops over the coming months and years.
The Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Bill which was passed by the Scottish Parliament in June 2012 will create a new unitary police force and a unitary fire and rescue service in Scotland.
UNISON members providing fire and rescue services have been advised of new organisational arrangements to ensure members are properly represented as we move towards a single service.
Sarah Duncan firstname.lastname@example.org are leading
for UNISON Scotland on the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
Your local branches, stewards and staff can help you with any queries or concerns.
UNISON Scotland has a seat on the Employee Consultation Forum. We aim to make sure the non-uniform staff have a strong voice in this process and your issues are properly dealt with (eg job evaluation, equal pay, terms and conditions, pay protection, and any redundancies which may be proposed. UNISON Scotland has huge experience of similar reforms and how they affect staff.
UNISON will also have seats on the Business Support and Workforce work streams.
If you work in Fire and Rescue Services in Scotland there has never been a better time to join UNISON - click here: www.unison-scotland.org.uk/join
JOIN UNISON if you have not done so already, and tell your colleagues to do likewise.
We also want to build up our network of contacts and stewards
across every area and Station Team, so that current information
on what is happening can be fed out and back to UNISON via Lynne
and Sara. If you are interested in being a frontline contact/steward
for UNISON, let us know.
Recent news and publications:
14 August 2012: UNISON Scotland blog - Police and fire VAT update
13 June 2012: UNISON Scotland blog - Police and fire VAT liability
March 2012: Fire Matters - UNISON Scotland Bulletin for Fire and Rescue Staff members (pdf)
14 March 2012: Treasury confirms VAT bill for single fire and police services - UNISON
Feb 2012: Briefing on Police and Fire Reform (pdf)
The Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Bill currently before the Scottish Parliament will create a new unitary police force and a unitary fire service in Scotland.
UNISON Scotland Evidence to Scottish Parliament Committees on the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Bill published in Feb 2012: