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March/April 2005 No 53 (Next issue May 2005)  

YES vote sparks pensions action
A massive YES vote in the Local Government Pensions action ballot signals the next step in UNISON's fight to protect pensions across the public sector STOP PRESS Success as action called off... more...>

  Dave Prentis re-elected
Current General Secretary - Dave Prentis has been re-elected on a massive majority. "I am pleased that the nominee of the overwhelming majority of Scottish UNISON is so successful", Mike Kirby. .

Health pensions come under scrutiny
As well as the attacks on the LGPS, the NHS scheme too faces a test of its provisions. A review into the benefits and regulations of the scheme has been begun ..more...>
Decisive vote to keep political fund
Call to scrap law which forces wasteful ballots. Members have voted overwhelmingly to retain the union's political fund.. more...>
Campaign keeps Inverclyde ICT in house

A UNISON campaign to keep services in house has paid off with Inverclyde Council deciding not to outsource its entire ICT service along with the jobs of 26 employees. . ...more...> 

Scottish Labour backs UNISON pension call
UNISON's delegation to the Scottish Labour Party Conference successfully got a decision from the Conference in favour of suspending the attacks on local government pension age.
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No to racism No them and us. The fight continues
In the year where we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, we must ensure that such things never happen again, says Jane Carolan. more...>

  New legal right to freedom of information
The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 came into force on 1 January 2005. Lui Giacomello outlines UNISON's position.. .more...> 

Bridging gap between asylum and work
UNISONScotland is asking branches and activists to take part in a pilot project working with 16 refugees in the Glasgow area. . more...>
Walk the Loch for family holidays

UNISON's Scottish Welfare Committee is arranging a sponsored walk round Loch Katrine in April to raise money for the Welfare Fund's Bucket and Spade Appeal. . more...>
News from the NEC

At each Scottish Council, NEC member Jane Carolan provides a written briefing on what the National Executive is up to. Last month, the major reports were: . more...>

Make poverty history - get involved
UNISON has joined with other trade unions, aid agencies, campaigning organisations and faith groups in the Make Poverty History (MPH) coalition.. more...>

  Keeping it right under data protection
ELAINE DUFFY, Publicity Officer UNISON Scottish Electricity, gives tips for activists on email organisation. more> 

Morning Star is 75!
Britain's only daily newspaper not owned by multinational firms celebrates its 75 Anniversary this year with a day of discussion, exhibition and a social at the STUC Centre in Glasgow on Saturday 16 April. .. more...>

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