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Lay edited bi-monthly bulletin for 5,000 activists in Scotland
June 2010 No 85

Reject the 3 year pay cut - it doesn’t add up
UNISON Scotland has called on local government members to reject a final pay offer far below the rate of inflation.

Health cuts: thousands of jobs to go across Scotland
The NHS in Scotland faces job losses of 5,000 or more as budget pressures mount. Three large health boards, Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Lothian and Tayside reported to the Scottish government in May that thousands of jobs would be cut to make financial savings.

Your vote is your voice UNISON General Secretary ballot
The ballot is now open for the election of the union’s General Secretary and closes 11 June.

Walk the Glen Centenary Sponsored Walk and Family Fun Day
Sun 30 May Pittencrieff Park Dunfermline.

New Government - What comes next for public services?
Scottish Convenor, MIKE KIRBY, reviews the headlines from the coalition agreement of the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, focussing on the impact on our members at work.

Health Conferences pledge to fight cuts and pay caps
Cabinet Secretary Nicola Sturgeon endorsed UNISON’s Public Works campaign during her visit to the UNISON Scottish Health Conference in Glasgow on 19 April.

Union steps up campaign against threats to Glasgow college
Staff from Glasgow’s Stow College lobbied the Scottish Parliament on 4 May as part of their campaign to save the threatened college.

UNISON Scottish solidarity with victimised US Sodexo workers
Lanarkshire Health’s Elaine Carswell was part of an eight-person delegation of Sodexo workers and trade unionists from the United Kingdom and France, who visited the US in April.

Edinburgh steps up campaign against sell-offs
UNISON’s City of Edinburgh Branch has stepped up its anti-outsourcing drive with two recent half page newspaper adverts urging the public to join the campaign.

Just moments before going to print, SiU has learned that thousands of low paid council workers took a step closer to equal pay thanks to a landmark decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Branch launches new Green Workplace project
South Lanarkshire UNISON is launching an innovative green workplace project with £60,000 from the Climate Challenge Fund.

Chris Bartter has left the building
In a week where retiring Scottish Communications Officer Chris Bartter attended what seemed like his 17th farewell party, it is time to formally recognise that he has at last left the building.

Health Boards Vote
Voting is under way in pilots for elected Health Boards in Fife and Dumfries and Galloway.

Denis’s remarkable life of dedication to freedom
UNISON Scotland backed a book launch for old friend and anti-apartheid campaigner Denis Goldberg at Glasgow City Chambers in March.

Campaign goes on to save Stow College
Staff from Glasgow’s Stow College lobbied the Scottish Parliament on 4 May as part of their campaign to save the threatened college.

A voice for social work in poetry?
John Stevenson reviews 'Dancing With Big Eunice - Missives from the frontline of a fractured society" by Alistair Findlay.

Cut Trident not jobs
UNISON Scotland Convener Mike Kirby joined campaigners and MSPs to hammer out a new strategy against Trident renewal at a Scottish CND rally on 15 May.

Branches urged to join UNISON Scotland in sponsoring Glasgay!
UNISON’s Scottish Communications & Campaigns Committee and the LGBT Committee are urging branches to join with them in sponsoring this year’s Glasgay! festival.


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