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December 2005 No 58 (Next issue Feb 2006)  

Efficiency: Executive has it the wrong way round
Matt Smith, UNISON's Scottish Secretary has welcomed a Scottish Parliament Finance Committee report which exposes that front line service providers are bearing the brunt of government savings... more...>

  UNISON launches charter for OTs in Scottish councils
UNISON has launched a charter that outlines the need for action to be taken to tackle issues faced by Occupational Therapists (OTs) working for Scottish Local Councils. . . more...>

Student Nurses Step forward but still discrimination
UNISON has welcomed the Scottish Executive announcement that support for student nurses who become pregnant is to be extended to Scotland. But the union is very concerned that the proposals are less good than those available to English student nurses ..more...>
UNISON inflicts double race blow on city council
UNISON has won two important race discrimination victories at the Court of Session. Two members who were passed over for promotions in Glasgow City Council have won cases of racial discrimination. . . more...>
Edinburgh votes NO to housing stock transfer

Edinburgh's council tenants have vote NO to housing transfer by 53% to 47% on a 60% turnout, despite a huge and costly campaign by the council. . ...more...> 

UNISON wins landmark victory in 'Best Value' dismissal cases
UNISONScotland has announced a new win against a Scottish council in an Employment Tribunal which has significant implications for equal pay negotiations across Scotland.
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Aberdeenshire first to be 'one step ahead'
Aberdeenshire Local Government branch led the way in Scotland as stewards and branch officers attended the pilot of a new UK training course, "One Step Ahead"... more...>

  UNISONScotland sets out new policy development changes
SIU has regularly run a column encouraging members with specific expertise to contribute comments to the policy pool system. Now the system is changing..more...>

In-house catering team win James Watt College
UNISON members employed at the James Watt College refectory have heard that their jobs are to remain in-house following the success of an in-house bid by a UNISON-led team. . more...>
Sheltered Housing Wardens minimum wage tribunal set

Finally, a date has been set in February 2006 for Aberdeenshire Council's sheltered housing wardens' employment tribunal. . . more...>
The power of campaigning on the web

Scotland's Communications and Campaigns Committee reps were excited to meet labour web guru Eric Lee at UNISON National Communications Seminar in Glasgow last month. . . more...>

Not enough to mend gender gap
National President Christine Wilde told Scottish branches on 2 December that Governmentfundingfor local government was not enough to mend the equal pay gender gap.. more...>

  Jim's award for Romanian project success
UNISON activist Jim Mullarkey was recently invited to Birmingham to be presented by the West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority with their Humanitarian Award.. more> 

Refugees into work project reaches the stars
The ground-breaking Refugee and UNISON Learning Project piloted by UNISON Scotland has received top marks from the project's funders - the Home Office. .. more...>

Reconvened Black Members Conference to be held in New Year
The Scottish Black Members AGM, which was scheduled to take place on 19 November has been postponed, because there was no quorum. The AGM will now take place in the New Year. . more...>
Water targets will mean flooding and pollution

UNISON the main union representing Scotland's water staff has warned that the investment targets announced by the Water Industry Commission(WIC), can only lead to inadequate infrastructure investment and lead to poor quality construction that will not last.r . more...>

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