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"When the going gets tough.........!" Resources

The information on these pages comes from branch briefing events in Edinburgh and Glasgow in Feb/March 2011.

The aim of the briefing was to give branch activists an overview of how to deal with threats and challenges they are facing and to signpost relevant UNISON documents/information that may assist them.

The resources were split under seven headings. Most are in the form of PDF files which you should be able to open on all recent computers. If you have any problems, click here for help.

  1. Are the cuts necessary?
  2. Attacks on terms and conditions
  3. Redundancy information
  4. Outsourcing
  5. Equality Impact Assessments
  6. Industrial Action
  7. Building alliances
 

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1. Are the cuts necessary?

Scottish Budget 2011-12
http://www.unison-scotland.org.uk/briefings/
242ScottishBudgetNov2010.pdf

Reading a Council Budget
http://www.unison-scotland.org.uk/publicworks/
stopthecutstoolkit_readingabudget.html

Council Finance Settlement 2011-12
http://www.unison-scotland.org.uk/briefings/
243ScottishCouncils
FinancialSettlementDec2010.pdf

NHS Budget and Workforce Projections 2010-11
http://www.unison-scotland.org.uk/briefings/
235NHSBudgetWorkforceProjections2010-11.pdf

Impact of Police Cuts in Scotland
http://www.unison-scotland.org.uk/
briefings/239ImpactofPoliceCutsinScotland.pdf

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2. Attacks on Terms and Conditions

LGSG Advice and Guidance
Defending Pay and Conditions against
“Reducing Workforce Costs”

(The document refers to the NJC agreement. However the information, guidance and examples contained therein could equally apply to the SJC agreement)

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3. Redundancy Information

Job Reduction Guidance
www.unison-scotland.org.uk/publicworks/
stopthecutstoolkit.html

UNISON Fighting Redundancies in Local Government Pack
http://www.unison.org.uk/localgov/redundancies/

  • Redundancy Route Map
  • Redundancy and the law
  • TUPE and Redundancy
  • Imposition and Redundancy
  • Best Practice Agreement
  • Equality and Redundancy
  • Compensation
  • Redundancy and the LG Pension Scheme
  • Redundancy and the Community and Voluntary Sector
  • Alternatives to Redundancy
  • FOI requests
  • TUC Worksmart – Facing Redundancy
  • ·Further information guidance

Full pack available to order from UNISON Website, reference UNISON Communications Unit CU/June2009/18420/2781

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4. Outsourcing

Statutory Guidance to Local Authorities on Contracting S52 provisions
http://www.unison-scotland.org.uk/
briefings/s52%20guidance.pdf

The Case for In House Services – A Branch Guide
www.unison.org.uk/activists/
procurement/docs_list.asp

From Commissioning to Contract Evaluation – UNISON Guide to Campaigning and negotiating around procurement
www.unison.org.uk/activists/
procurement/docs_list.asp

Think Twice – the Role of Elected Members in Commissioning
http://www.unison.org.uk/activists/
procurement/docs_list.asp

APSE Membership Resources – In house Service Improvement Plans
http://www.apse.org.uk/briefings/10/10-56%20%20In-House%20service%20improvement%20plans.pdf

UNISON Private Contractors Unit – Organising Guide to Transfers of Employment
http://www.unison.org.uk/acrobat/PCU_Organising_guide.pdf

Public Service Reform
http://www.unison-scotland.org.uk/briefings/
244(243)Public%20ServiceReformJan2011.pdf

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5. Equality Impact Assessments

EqiA Cuts to jobs, pay and conditions – guidance and templates for negotiators
http://www.unison.org.uk/acrobat/EIAon%20
cutstojobspayandconditionsfinalversion.pdf

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6. Industrial Action

Comprehensive guidance for branches and activists on how to prepare for and make strategic use of industrial action is contained in a revised industrial action handbook.

The guidance covers support for local and national industrial action. The handbook can be ordered by emailing stockorders@unison.co.uk, or by fax to 0207 5511 461, quoting stock number 2343 and the quantity needed.

The 2009 handbook is at http://www.unison.org.uk/acrobat/18193.pdf
Please note that UNISON Scotland may issue specific guides for specific cases of industrial action. look out for these.

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7. Building Alliances

Building alliances and community engagement advice (pdf)
www.unison-scotland.org.uk/goinggetstough/
building alliances, community engagement advice.pdf

 

 
     

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