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!