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November 2005 No 57 (Next issue Dec 2005)  

English council employers threaten UK pensions
After the successful defence of local government pensions and positive steps to reach agreement in the Public Sector Forum, it is disappointing to now be faced with outrageous proposals to change the pension scheme. ..... more...>

  2,000th member for Scottish Electricity
Last week Scottish Electricity Branch reached an important milestone when they recruited their 2000th member. . . . . . more...>

Public expenditure drives Scotland's economy
UNISON Scotland chief Matt Smith slams the myth that the economy is dependant only on private sector. . ...more...>

Voluntary sector funding cuts mean services 'on the cheap' UNISON members are angry that funding has not been given to provide pay increases in the Community and Voluntary Sector similar to those in the local authority or healthcare sector. ... more...>

NHS payroll officers win £1,500 regrading

NHS Payroll Officers in payroll offices across Scotland have won a re-grading of nearly £1500 at the top of the scale thanks to UNISON.h. ...more...> 

Nursing home votes for recognition
One telephone enquiry led to full trade union recognition for one Ayrshire private nursing home when 52% of the staff voted for UNISON to be their recognised union in July. ... more...>


Welfare challenges net £3,000 plus for Bucket and Spade
The walking and cycling brigade in UNISON's Scottish office (and the STUC) have successfully completed two challenges in this summer's welfare fundraisers... . more...>

  OTs campaign for more involvement
Local Government OT's have mounted a campaign to get more of their members involved in UNISON as stewards and contributing to OT issues in the union... .more...> 

South Ayrshire gives the boot to racism
To coincide with Show Racism The Red Card (SRTRC) fortnight of action UNISON South Ayrshire branch decided to get active in the local community and vigorously promote the anti racist message across the county. . .. . . more...>

Professor David Kerr, Partick Thistle fanatic, high flying cancer specialist and research scientist produced a vision for NHS Scotland earlier this year... . more...> 
Award winning trainee gains health & safety qualification

Kevin Findlay, a UNISON steward and safety rep working for Fife's transportation services, has become a full corporate member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. . . more...>

Common Agendas dictate central pay negotiations
Branch Representatives from the Non Departmental Public Bodies (NDPB) Branches recently met to discuss common areas of work. Despite being completely separate employers it soon became apparent how similar their pay and bargaining issues were... . more...>

  UNISON takes key roles in Scottish NHS Partnership
A major report was launched at the Scottish Partnership Conference on 25 October following a detailed review over the summer on Partnership working in NHS Scotland. . . more> 

GPF backs Edinburgh's stock transfer fight
Edinburgh Council is spending thousands of pounds of tenants' money to convince them to privatise their housing. But now, to combat this, UNISON's General Political Fund has backed the City of Edinburgh Branch in a campaign. . . more>

No Place for Racism
It is that time of year when we march through the streets of Glasgow to say no to racism and fascism. The theme for this year's STUC annual St Andrew's Day March and Rally against Racism and Fascism is No Place for Racism. . . .. . . more...>




Published by UNISON Scottish Council, 14 West Campbell Street, Glasgow G2 6RX. Editor John Stevenson
© UNISON Scotland 1998-2005


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