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April 2005 No 54 (Next issue June 2005)  

Union action forces pensions climb down
The strong threat of UK-wide industrial action from Local Government and other public service staff, brought a sensible move in the debate on public sector pensions. ... more...>

  Public services the collective pride of our nation...
Chancellor Gordon Brown MP writes for SiU. I have said before that at their best, public services are founded on values greater than material, they are founded on the ethics of compassion, duty and service. . .

"What are the Tories thinking? Use your vote to stop them"
This is the message to be proclaimed from many billboards across the UK during the General Election Campaign...more...>

Join in, speak up and be counted - vote in the NEC elections more...>

Strike against housing cash collection cuts

Wednesday 30 March saw all Glasgow housing offices closed as Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) staff struck following a successful ballot...more...> 

Show racism the red card with 'Racism Ban'd' wristbands
The fact that the bands were made using fair trade labour was a clinching factor in SRTRC following this route in Scotland.
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Careers staff start action over imposition of unfair pay system
Members in Scottish Enterprise are taking industrial action short of strike following the imposition of a performance related pay scheme that is out of date and discriminatory. more...>

  Branches await sheltered housing tribunal
Many branches will be looking out for the result of a tribunal lodged by Aberdeenshire Branch for Sheltered Housing Wardens. . .more...> 

UNISON protection helps as tourist agencies merge
UNISON has been working to defend pensions and conditions as Area Tourist Boards across Scotland merged with the central agency VisitScotland (formerly the Scottish Tourist Board) on 1 April. . . more...>
If I can do it so can you

Fife Branch's Eleanor Hagget is thought to be the first woman UNISON activist to graduate from Stirling University with an MSc in Industrial Relations. . more...>
News from the NEC

Jane Carolan's regular report was augmented this month by one from her other NEC colleagues Michelle Brankin, Jim Burnett, Margaret Dunbar and Angela Lynes. . more...>

Development of Social Work Workforce
, Call for Evidence - Early Years and We want your knowledge . more...>

  UNISON backs protests to make poverty history
UNISON's Scottish Council meeting of branches has backed a variety of protest actions aimed at the G8 meeting in Scotland later this year. . more> 

Welfare - a unique confidential service
UNISON is the only union with a registered charity like this, Julie Grant, Head of Welfare told Scottish branches on 9 April. .. more...>

Walk the Loch raises thousands
On 10 April over 60 UNISON members and friends walked the 14 miles round Loch Katrine, making several thousand pounds for UNISON Welfare's Bucket and Spade appeal. . . . more...>
UNISON mentors get ready for refugee buddies

Pictured are eight of the prospective UNISON mentors at the launch of the UNISONScotland Home-Office funded, refugee mentoring project. . more...>
Helen gets £1,000 holiday

Helen Duthie, Branch Secretary of NHS Argyll and Clyde Branch, received her holiday voucher for £1,000 from UNISON Holiday Club at the recent Scottish Health Conference. . more...>

Published by UNISON Scottish Council, 14 West Campbell Street, Glasgow G2 6RX. Editor John Stevenson
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