I’m sure you have heard that Aberdeen City Council plan to save £125m in the next five years. £125m over five years is £25m per year. That’s about 3.5% of our annual spend, and that level of saving should be manageable. It is a figure that has been well publicised and one that most staff… Continue Reading When is £125m not £125m?
Do you have PRIDE in your union? March with us at this year’s Grampian Pride, standing in solidarity with LGBT+ colleagues, friends, family and their straight allies. This year UNISON is a Friend of Pride and is encouraging all our members to take part. Grampian Pride aims to bring the local and wider community together.… Continue Reading March in UNISON at Grampian Pride on 26 May
At a packed AGM today, UNISON Aberdeen City members called on Aberdeen City Council to commit to “no compulsory redundancies”. After the announcement that 370 jobs will be cut from the Council, many of our members have been concerned by statements that the Council “hopes” to manage staff reductions by voluntary means. UNISON is committed… Continue Reading UNISON calls for no compulsory redundancies at AGM
Are you coming to our AGM on 14 March? You just need to pop along to the St. Nicholas Room in the Town House from 12-2pm or 5-7pm (you only need to come to one). At the this year’s AGM you will: Find out how we’ve been representing you this year; Elect new branch officers;… Continue Reading Are you coming to AGM on Wednesday?
On 12 January 2018 UNISON, along with the other Scottish Local Government trade unions, submitted a pay claim for a £1,500 flat rate increase to all spinal column points, or 6.5%, whichever is greater (based on a 37 hour working week). This claim includes an above inflation increase plus an element of restoration. You can… Continue Reading UNISON Survey on Local Government Pay Claim 2018/19
UNISON has been successfully training new stewards in January and February. Our seven newly accredited stewards will be providing their members with representation on workplace issues, supporting people through HR processes, and growing our union’s membership. Over the five day course they learned about the role of trade unions at work and how they provide… Continue Reading New stewards trained to support UNISON members
UNISON Aberdeen City has agreed that we would defend members’ jobs and support those who wished to leave ACC voluntarily. There are certain principles which we abide by. The first one of these is that we will oppose redundancy whether straightforward Compulsory Redundancy or by implication / the back door. UNISON is questioning the statement that… Continue Reading Statement on cuts, redundancies and jobs at Aberdeen City Council
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