Mike Kirby, Scottish secretary, statement on the Scottish budget

UNISON is the public services trade union and the largest trade union in Scotland. Mike Kirby, UNISON Scottish secretary said: “Today’s (12 December) Scottish government budget fails to make the investment in public services that our country needs. The Scottish government should have taken advantage of their tax powers to maintain essential public services. Instead… Continue Reading Mike Kirby, Scottish secretary, statement on the Scottish budget

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Pensions reform isn’t easy, but scale matters

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

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Statement on cuts, redundancies and jobs at Aberdeen City Council

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

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