PRESS RELEASE UNISON Aberdeen City Branch welcomed the commitment today from the Administration Group to protect staff terms and conditions in the 2019/20 Council budget. Branch Secretary, Kenny Luke, said: “We’re really pleased to hear that the Administration has blocked this cut after meeting us on this issue. Our members have been doing their best… Continue Reading UNISON wins concession on staff contracts in ACC budget
PRESS RELEASE UNISON is calling on the administration group at Aberdeen City Council to halt proposals to cut staff and attack their terms and conditions. The 2019/20 budget is proposing £41.2m of cuts, affecting service delivery and the futures of 260 council workers. Kenny Luke, UNISON Aberdeen City Branch Secretary, said: “These proposals will have… Continue Reading UNISON calls on Aberdeen City Council to halt cuts to staff
Aberdeen Trades Union Council (ATUC) has joined other voices across the city to condemn the drastic package of cuts being proposed by Aberdeen City Council to meet a £41million budget deficit. ATUC has organised a lobby of the Aberdeen City Council budget meeting on Tuesday 5th March from 1-4pm outside Marischall College, Broad Street, Aberdeen.… Continue Reading ATUC & UNISON stand up to budget cuts
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
I’m sure you have heard that Aberdeen City Council plan to save £125m in the next five years. £125m over five years is £25m per year. That’s about 3.5% of our annual spend, and that level of saving should be manageable. It is a figure that has been well publicised and one that most staff… Continue Reading When is £125m not £125m?
Transformation proposals have continued to come through the governance boards since the New Year and UNISON is making your views heard. Here is this month’s round-up of what’s happening. Keeping services in-house We’re beginning to win the argument for keeping services in-house, with options for fleet and facilities management being proposed on an “enhanced in-house”… Continue Reading Transformation Update: UNISON winning the case for in-house services