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East Ayrshire shows way for all services
with fresh, local and healthy school dinners
UNISON LAUNCHES 'FOOD FOR GOOD'
CHARTER. The pioneering fresh, local and healthy school
meals enjoyed by East Ayrshire children should be standard
in all Scotland's schools, hospitals and prisons, UNISON said
at the launch of its 'Food for Good' charter.
SEPA action starts after ballot delivers
UNISON members working for the Scottish
Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have started a range
of disruptive action after an overwhelming ballot vote.
Local Government Pay: Rejection sparks
An 80% rejection result in UNISON's local
government pay consultation is to lead to a campaign and an
industrial action ballot in July, Scotland's local government
committee decided at their recent policy discussion.
Health pay ballot closes 6 June
Members in Scotland's NHS are being asked
to vote on the pay proposals outlined in the last Scotland
inUNISON in an all members' ballot from 15 May to 6 June.
Key role for Matt as UNISON maintains
lead in devolution debate
UNISON's Scottish Secretary, Matt Smith,
has been appointed to the Calman Commission on Scottish Devolution.
UNISON Health Committee tackles Health
The Scottish Health Committee took the opportunity
of their Policy Seminar recently to visit the Scottish Parliament
and took part in an hour long session with Nicola Sturgeon,
Cabinet Secretary for Health & Wellbeing.
A number of new posts of Local Organiser
are about to be advertised within UNISONScotland. These posts
are part of the union's Organising Challenge initiative outlined
to the recent Scottish Council at its April meeting.
East Dunbartonshire Action starts
Members at Hilton Depot in East Dunbartonshire
Council, started strike action (along with their GMB colleagues)
on 10 May after a successful ballot approved both strike action
and action short of strike in the branch's campaign against
the impostion of cuts in conditions as part of the single
status proposals of the council.
Abandon PFI, don't tinker with it, says
MSPs have been urged to call on the Scottish Government to
abandon PFI/PPP, reject the proposals to continue with so-called
Non Profit Distributing (NPD) Models of PFI and its 'flagship'
Scottish Futures Trust plan..
Wider investigation into Western Isles
Health Board needed
UNISON has urged Health Secretary Nicola
Sturgeon to order a wider investigation into Western Isles
Health Board, following a Scottish Parliament Audit Committee
Pressure needed to bring freedom for
The world's hearts go out just now to the
Burmese people facing the tragedy of the recent cyclone and
you can donate to the relief fund at www.dec.org.uk
And last month, hearts went out to the Burmese people as the
STUC challenged the oppression which has now come so tragically