Transformation proposals have continued to come through the governance boards since the New Year and UNISON is making your views heard. Here is this month’s round-up of what’s happening. Keeping services in-house We’re beginning to win the argument for keeping services in-house, with options for fleet and facilities management being proposed on an “enhanced in-house”… Continue Reading Transformation Update: UNISON winning the case for in-house services
UNISON Scotland announced the winners of it’s annual Communication Awards this month. Aberdeen City Branch was awarded the Gold Award for Best Online Presence, recognising the changes we’ve made to the way we communicate with members online. Our refreshed social media channels on Facebook and Twitter (@abdncityUNISON) and the new look website have made it… Continue Reading Gold for UNISON Aberdeen City in Communications Awards!
UNISON is conducting a survey of members working in trading standards teams in order to support out work campaigning against the cuts. These surveys mean that people can hear directly from workers, in often overlooked teams, about the impact of austerity on the quality of services. If you work in trading standards and want to… Continue Reading Trading Standards Damage Series Survey
There for You’s Winter Fuel Grant launched on 4 December 2017 and runs until the closing date of 16 February 2018 One-off grants may be payable up to £50 per eligible household. Applications without a membership number and the relevant documentation attached will not be processed. Applicants must have paid a minimum of 4 weeks… Continue Reading Get help staying warm this winter – apply for a Winter Fuel Grant
Around ten thousand low paid women at Glasgow city council received a large helping of festive cheer from Scotland’s top judges today. The council was today refused permission by the Court of Session to appeal against the women’s equal pay victory earlier this year. After ten years of litigation, the claimants supported by UNISON and Action… Continue Reading Festive cheer for Glasgow’s low paid women
UNISON is responding to the changes proposed at Aberdeen City Council as part of its Target Operating Model. As the Council progresses its transformation programme, UNISON is setting out its own principles for change and a commitment to its members. The scale of cuts the Council is proposing is like nothing we’ve seen before. With… Continue Reading UNISON Aberdeen City sets out principles to protect jobs and local services
UNISON recently responded to the Stage 2 Target Operating Model consultation on behalf of the Aberdeen City Branch. We’ve sought to represent the views of our members and highlight specific areas of concern for some services. The consultation refers specifically to the “Interim Functional Structure” and the process of changing Head of Service/Chief Officer posts… Continue Reading UNISON challenges Interim Functional Structure
As transformation beds in at Aberdeen City Council, UNISON has a seat at the table. We are representing our members’ views at the Delivery and Control boards, scrutinising proposals and holding management to account. Each month we want to provide you with an update on what we’ve been doing to represent you. Holding management to account This… Continue Reading Transformation Update: Making your voice heard
Teachers and pupils to hold national celebration day to recognise the ‘stars in our schools’ School support staff across the Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire will be recognised tomorrow (Friday 24 November) as part of a UK-wide celebration of the invaluable contribution they make to the education of pupils. UNISON has organised the ‘Stars in Our Schools’ event to promote the… Continue Reading UNISON holds celebration day for Stars in Our Schools!