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Lay edited bi-monthly bulletin for 5,000 activists in Scotland
May/June 2006 No 61 (Next issue September 2006)

Public services key to Scottish elections
UNISON has launched its Public Services manifesto for the run up to the 2007 Scottish Elections in front of Scottish Ministers and MSPs at a function in Edinburgh. .

Local Government Pensions - political solution needed
Following the recent successful industrial action, discussions have been taking place between the Executive, the Local Government employers (CoSLA) and the trade unions. .

Making equal pay work for our members
Equal pay is the biggest challenge currently facing UNISON and branches must be well supported and resourced to deal with it. This was the message from the recent training event.

Volunteering to recognise UNISON
After a series of hitches and false starts, Volunteer Development Scotland has signed a recognition agreement with UNISON for all its staff. .

Outsourcing health contract is slap in face for key healthcare staff
UNISON has criticised the decision announced by NHS Forth Valley to use the Private Finance Initiative to fund the new Acute General Hospital in Larbert.

Children's Panel staff threaten action as employers impose pay deal
UNISON is consulting on action following a decision by the Scottish Children's Reporters Administration (SCRA) to unilaterally impose a pay and restructuring offer that only one third of union members voted to accept..

GMB to delay pay claim again?
The overwhelming vote to accept the current two-year pay offer from Scottish local government branches awaits ratification from other unions on the negotiating body..

New to the post
Scotland inUNISON wants to welcome UNISON's new Scottish Organiser. John Keggie, who joined us in May is no stranger to many of us - especially those in the East of Scotland. .

Gearing up for Conference
Up to 2,000 UNISON branch, region and self organised group delegates will descend on Bournemouth from 18 June for UNISON's National Conference.

Young Scot award for UNISON activist
UNISON Shetland Branch's Young Members' Officer has won an award in the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards. .

UNISON wins unfair dismissal case in Shetland
UNISON has won compensation for a member unfairly dismissed from Shetland Amenity Trust. .

North Lanarkshire rejects new job evaluation package
UNISON members in North Lanarkshire Council have rejected the Job Evaluation and Harmonisation package proposed by the employer. .

Memorial to 'working class hero' Michael McGahey unveiled
Ex UNISON General Secretary Rodney Bickerstaffe unveiled a statue to mark the 10th Anniversary of Mick McGahey's address to the Midlothian TUC Worker's Memorial Day event.

No Place for a Child - Stop detaining children now, says campaign
More than two thousand children a year are locked up by the UK Government for immigration purposes. Save the Children and others are calling on the Home Secretary Charles Clarke to end this inhumane and unnecessary practice and use viable alternatives that take into account children's welfare.

Asylum seekers children campaign update
Now civil servants have outlined some timescales which will be reported to UNISON's Social Work Issues Group..

Last push to sign up to save 7:84 theatre company
You only have till the end of May to ensure you, and your family and friends can show your support for socialist theatre company 7:84.s.

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