Lay edited bi-monthly bulletin for 5,000 activists in
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
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
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
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
UNISON has won compensation for a member
unfairly dismissed from Shetland Amenity Trust. .
North Lanarkshire rejects new job evaluation
UNISON members in North Lanarkshire Council
have rejected the Job Evaluation and Harmonisation package
proposed by the employer. .
Memorial to 'working class hero' Michael
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
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
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.