Scotland’s largest pension scheme is considering major changes in the way it’s £42bn worth of assets are administered. The Scottish Local Government Pension Scheme (SLGPS) Advisory Board is asking employers and trade unions to compare the current structure against three options that, by degrees, consolidate the functions of the scheme’s 11 constituent funds by collaboration, pooling and merger.… Continue Reading Pensions reform isn’t easy, but scale matters
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
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
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?
UNISON Aberdeen City has agreed that we would defend members’ jobs and support those who wished to leave ACC voluntarily. There are certain principles which we abide by. The first one of these is that we will oppose redundancy whether straightforward Compulsory Redundancy or by implication / the back door. UNISON is questioning the statement that… Continue Reading Statement on cuts, redundancies and jobs at Aberdeen City Council
UNISON Scotland announced the winners of it’s annual Communication Awards this month. Aberdeen City Branch was awarded the Gold Award for Best Online Presence, recognising the changes we’ve made to the way we communicate with members online. Our refreshed social media channels on Facebook and Twitter (@abdncityUNISON) and the new look website have made it… Continue Reading Gold for UNISON Aberdeen City in Communications Awards!
UNISON is conducting a survey of members working in trading standards teams in order to support out work campaigning against the cuts. These surveys mean that people can hear directly from workers, in often overlooked teams, about the impact of austerity on the quality of services. If you work in trading standards and want to… Continue Reading Trading Standards Damage Series Survey
UNISON is responding to the changes proposed at Aberdeen City Council as part of its Target Operating Model. As the Council progresses its transformation programme, UNISON is setting out its own principles for change and a commitment to its members. The scale of cuts the Council is proposing is like nothing we’ve seen before. With… Continue Reading UNISON Aberdeen City sets out principles to protect jobs and local services