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PAY! Health ballots as Local Government
Health: UNISON is to ballot
half a million health workers on whether they want to accept
or reject a multi year pay offer Local Govt: Make sure
your voice is heard as local government branches consult members
in the coming month on the employers' final three year pay
Pension victory for local government
The new Local Government Pension Scheme
(LGPS) has been endorsed by members by a overwhelming 25 to
1 ballot majority.
Happy birthday Nelson!
An offer from the Scottish employers to this
year's local government pay claim, has been rejected by UNISON
and the other local government trade unions.
Staff from first Scottish Health PFI
make welcome return to NHS
Staff whose jobs were privatised back in
1998 after the then Tory government introduced the controversial
Private Finance Initiative, have returned to working for the
NHS in Stonehaven.
Classroom Assistants campaign wins STUC
Campaigning for equality and fair pay for
low paid classroom assistants has paid off in Dumfries - in
more ways than one!
Scottish Labour hears UNISON policies
A busy weekend in Aviemore saw UNISON delegates
to the Scottish Labour Party Conference intervening in a range
of debates to flag up important UNISON policy issues - both
on the conference floor, and at a wide range of fringe meetings.
Trade unions step up action on climate
Unions stepped up action on climate change
as UNISON's Matt Smith, Dave Watson and other staff and activists
attended the STUC's 'Climate Change and the Scottish Workplace'
Conference in Glasgow.
Scotland needs a strong Climate Change
Bill: You can 'click' your MSP to deliver it
One click on the UNISON Scotland green workplace
website allows people to send a message to their MSP backing
the four key 'asks' for the proposed Bill.
New branch breaks new disability ground
One of UNISON Scotland's newest branches is setting the trend
with a ground-breaking agreement to deliver disability leave
for their members, which starts this month.
Young Members and LGBT to deliver another
UNISON Scotland's Young Members' and LGBT
committees are working jointly to achieve the Charter Mark
awarded by LGBT Youth Scotland.
Back Kirsten for LEPRA cycle ride
Edinburgh Branch's Kirsten Hey is taking
part in the Edinburgh to St Andrews Cycle Ride on 21 June
to raise money for LEPRA and would really welcome your support.
South Lanarkshire joint event brings
new young members
A Young Worker's Event in South Lanarkshire
this March was an all out success, recruiting 18 young members
into the local UNISON branch, and also helping to encourage
existing members to take a more active role in the union's
Remember the dead and fight for the
April 28 is Workers Memorial Day. UNISON
at UK level is campaigning for government recognition of the
Day and here in Scotland UNISON member Cathy Peattie MSP is
tabling a motion in the Scottish Parliament calling on MSPs
to support WMD. .
Campaigning can now be delivered direct
A successful pilot campaigning course in
Shetland is to lead to Branches all being offered the chance
to run the course over one or two days.
Overseas Nurses Network research points
to importance of trade unions
Trade unions must support migrant workers.
Migrants are willing to integrate however we as a society
must not put up barriers to stop this process.
Caroline 'a member's person' retires
Respected UNISON activist Caroline Llewellyn
has announced her retirement as a Centre Supervisor from North
Lanarkshire Council. This means she as also standing down
as Branch Secretary.