Over the last few weeks UNISON has been engaging with the Council’s consultation on job cuts as part of the transition to the Target Operating Model. The Branch Committee has agreed to write to all members to update you on the consultation and negotiations we are conducting with the Council. During this consultation we have… Continue Reading Transformation Update: Job cuts consultation
On Saturday 26 May we’ll be marching alongside our LGBT+ members at Grampian Pride. It’s important to show solidarity for equality and celebrate diversity – show Pride in your union by coming along to march #OutinUNISON! Grampian Pride are offering more discounts/offers are across the city with your wristband/ticket including: Available now Hotel discounts –… Continue Reading #OutinUNISON – Grampian Pride announces new discounts
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?