UNISON is asking for your views on the pay offer that has been put forward by COSLA which is a 9.5% cost of living increase over 3 years: 3.5% for 2018-19, 3% for 2019-20 and 3% for 2020-21. (see full details here) In addition it provides a commitment to fully consolidating the living wage, putting more money in… Continue Reading New year, new pay offer!
COSLA have today tabled an improved pay offer for local government workers, a move which has been welcomed by the trade union UNISON. The improved pay offer has come after months of campaigning and negotiations by UNISON and sister trade unions (GMB and Unite) and years of below inflation pay increases. The new offer would… Continue Reading UNISON welcomes improved pay offer for council workers
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
A new Fair Work Charter for Severe Weather has been published by the Scottish Government. This has been developed jointly with the STUC as part of the Fair Work Framework. The Charter isn’t mandatory, but it does aim at encouraging employers to prioritise the health safety and wellbeing of their workforce during episodes of severe weather. It is… Continue Reading Fair Work Charter for Severe Weather
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