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!
UNISON Aberdeen City welcomes the announcement of Aberdeen City Council’s accreditation as a Living Wage Employer this week – it is a victory against low pay. UNISON has been at the forefront of campaigning for this change over a number of years. This guarantees that no one will be paid less than £8.75 per hour… Continue Reading UNISON welcomes Living Wage victory in Aberdeen
Take One Action – Scotland’s global change cinema project – returns to Aberdeen to premiere the most acclaimed international documentaries focusing on social and environmental justice. Our specially curated programme of documentaries brings you the best international cinema on the most urgent issues of our time. Whether celebrating a Kenyan farmer’s extraordinary determination as he… Continue Reading Free tickets for Take One Action cinema project at Belmont Filmhouse
Are you feeling stuck in your current job or uncertain about what the future holds? UNISON has organised a workshop for members in Aberdeen City Branch to explore the skills you have, how to make the most of them and how to develop new skills. Whether you want to learn for work or in your… Continue Reading Your skills, your future – an opportunity for UNISON members
Over the coming months the Council will be holding the first of it’s transformation boards. This will be the mechanism by which transformation activities and work-plans are assessed and approved internally. At the end of the process a new Strategic Transformation Committee (made up of Councillors) will have the final say. It’s important that UNISON… Continue Reading UNISON gets seat at the table for transformation boards
Public services union UNISON Scotland has called on the Scottish Government and all public service employers to take action immediately in order to tackle the “massive scale of the problem of violence against public sector workers”. UNISON’s annual Violence at Work survey published today (Friday 20 October) reveals a further increase in reported assaults on… Continue Reading UNISON – Rise in attacks on public service staff is ‘tip of the iceberg’
We are currently running an offer with a theatre ticket website to offer members an exclusive extra 10% off already heavily discounted theatre tickets in the West End and across the UK. The offer went out to over 750,000 members in U digital this week – in time for half term or early Christmas planning – and… Continue Reading Massive theatre discounts for members with UNISON living!
The pay deal is.. • Employees earning less than £35,000 a £350* increase (*pro rata based on 37 hours) • Employees earning more than £35,000 a 1 per cent increase. • Scottish Local Government Living Wage is the minimum pay for all pay and allowances including additional hours, contractual overtime and other allowances. It will… Continue Reading Pay deal 2017 announced
UNISON is concerned about the state of mental health in the workplace. It’s important that we can see the impact it has on staff and our services. Workplace mental health policies usually highlight the need for training, support and advice on mental health, but many of our members don’t feel they’re getting what they need.… Continue Reading Let’s get honest about mental health
Low pay hasn’t stopped being a problem in the public sector. Although all Scottish local authorities pay the Living Wage, a pay award that council staff deserve has a long way to go. With redundancies growing and more being spent on consultants, our members are being undervalued. The opponents of public sector pay rises are… Continue Reading UNISON members deserve fair pay, not more cuts