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
In May we asked members whether they were willing to strike for better lay. You voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike, but the ballot was not upheld due to the new Trade Union Act.Number of votes cast; 15,214 (22.8% turnout)Number of yes votes; 9,540 (62.7%)Number of no votes; 5,662 (37.3%)Number of spoiled or invalid… Continue Reading Pay Deal 2017: Back to the negotiating table
Last year nearly 5000 UNISON members took part in our equality survey – one of the biggest responses to any survey ever run by UNISON. We used the results to brief our service groups and self-organised groups on key equality issues for their bargaining and organising agendas.The survey is not just for activists, so please… Continue Reading Take the UNISON equality survey and win a holiday!