Lay edited bi-monthly bulletin for 5,000 activists
Reject the 3 year pay cut - it doesn’t
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
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
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
Scottish Convenor, MIKE KIRBY, reviews
the headlines from the coalition agreement of the Conservatives
and Liberal Democrats, focussing on the impact on our members
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
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.
LANDMARK EQUAL PAY RULING IN EDINBURGH
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
South Lanarkshire UNISON is launching an innovative green
workplace project with £60,000 from the Climate Challenge
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
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
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.