We contacted you last week about Aberdeen City Council’s consultation on job cuts. We know that you will be anxious to hear what’s happening with your role and when changes will be taking place. In the last few days we have been provided with more information on management proposals and the case for change. UNISON… Continue Reading Transformation Update: individual consultations on job cuts
Over the last few weeks UNISON has been engaging with the Council’s consultation on job cuts as part of the transition to the Target Operating Model. The Branch Committee has agreed to write to all members to update you on the consultation and negotiations we are conducting with the Council. During this consultation we have… Continue Reading Transformation Update: Job cuts consultation
This week we’ve written to all of our members to let them know about a key concession we’ve won on the redeployment policy at Aberdeen City Council. This means that the administration’s commitment to ‘no compulsory redundancies’ can be meaningfully implemented to protect our members’ jobs. Our Joint Branch Secretary, Kenny Luke, explains more: Dear member… Continue Reading UNISON wins key concession on redeployment policy
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”
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?
At a packed AGM today, UNISON Aberdeen City members called on Aberdeen City Council to commit to “no compulsory redundancies”. After the announcement that 370 jobs will be cut from the Council, many of our members have been concerned by statements that the Council “hopes” to manage staff reductions by voluntary means. UNISON is committed… Continue Reading UNISON calls for no compulsory redundancies at AGM
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
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
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