The Annual General Meeting of the Aberdeen City Branch of UNISON will take place on Wednesday 13 March 2019. Members can attend the meeting either at 12.15pm or at 5pm. The meetings will be in a central location so hopefully this will enable you to attend. Once the venue has been confirmed, full info will… Continue Reading ABERDEEN CITY AGM
UNISON is asking for your views on the pay offer that has been put forward by COSLA which is a 9.5% cost of living increase over 3 years: 3.5% for 2018-19, 3% for 2019-20 and 3% for 2020-21. (see full details here) In addition it provides a commitment to fully consolidating the living wage, putting more money in… Continue Reading New year, new pay offer!
COSLA have today tabled an improved pay offer for local government workers, a move which has been welcomed by the trade union UNISON. The improved pay offer has come after months of campaigning and negotiations by UNISON and sister trade unions (GMB and Unite) and years of below inflation pay increases. The new offer would… Continue Reading UNISON welcomes improved pay offer for council workers
UNISON is the public services trade union and the largest trade union in Scotland. Mike Kirby, UNISON Scottish secretary said: “Today’s (12 December) Scottish government budget fails to make the investment in public services that our country needs. The Scottish government should have taken advantage of their tax powers to maintain essential public services. Instead… Continue Reading Mike Kirby, Scottish secretary, statement on the Scottish budget
UNISON’s welfare charity There for You is once again making grants available to help low paid members meet winter fuel bills – applications need to be made by 15 February 2019. Please help spread the word. The process is very similar to previous years and an amount of money has been ring-fenced to support this… Continue Reading Get help with winter fuel bills
A new Fair Work Charter for Severe Weather has been published by the Scottish Government. This has been developed jointly with the STUC as part of the Fair Work Framework. The Charter isn’t mandatory, but it does aim at encouraging employers to prioritise the health safety and wellbeing of their workforce during episodes of severe weather. It is… Continue Reading Fair Work Charter for Severe Weather
1. What am I voting on? We are asking for your views on the pay offer that has been put forward by COSLA. UNISON’s Scottish Local Government Committee are recommending that you reject that offer so we are also asking you to indicate your willingness to take industrial action up to and including strike action… Continue Reading Scottish Local Government Pay Ballot FAQs
Scotland’s largest pension scheme is considering major changes in the way it’s £42bn worth of assets are administered. The Scottish Local Government Pension Scheme (SLGPS) Advisory Board is asking employers and trade unions to compare the current structure against three options that, by degrees, consolidate the functions of the scheme’s 11 constituent funds by collaboration, pooling and merger.… Continue Reading Pensions reform isn’t easy, but scale matters