The Fairer Scotland Duty came into force in April this year. The Scottish government has published interim guidance for public bodies to support them in meeting their obligations under the Act. The aim of the duty is to “put tackling inequality genuinely at the heart of key decision making.” This means that the Act and… Continue Reading Fairer Scotland Duty comes into force
This week we’ve written to all of our members to let them know about a key concession we’ve won on the redeployment policy at Aberdeen City Council. This means that the administration’s commitment to ‘no compulsory redundancies’ can be meaningfully implemented to protect our members’ jobs. Our Joint Branch Secretary, Kenny Luke, explains more: Dear member… Continue Reading UNISON wins key concession on redeployment policy
UNISON is responding to the letters issued to many of our members this week regarding the future of their roles at Aberdeen City Council. A statement was also provided to the BBC and Evening Express by the Council where the administration highlighted that there would be no more than 370 job cuts in total. Our… Continue Reading UNISON responds to letters issued to staff “in scope for change”
Remember the dead, fight for the living Nobody in this city should need to be reminded of how dangerous workplaces can be. On 28 April each year- International Workers’ Memorial Day- we remember the dead and fight for the living. This year on Saturday 28th April please gather at the Persley Walled Garden, Bridge of… Continue Reading International Workers’ Memorial Day – 28 April
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