UNISON Highland Branch represents Highland Council Staff, Further Education Support Staff, Highlife Highland, Bear Scotland and Community and Voluntary Organisations in and around Highlands and Islands. We negotiate with employers on pay, terms and conditions, and assist members with work issues including grievances and disciplinary, bullying, and health and safety matters.
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Branch Annual General Meeting, Saturday 7th March 2015 at 11am, Merkinch Community Centre, Coronation Park, Inverness. IV3 8AD. All Members very welcome.
Scottish Young Members Weekend
Stirling Management Centre – 20-22 March 2015
Click the Training link to the left for information and application form.
Subject: Lobbying of Scottish Party Conferences
The December meeting of the Scottish Council resolved that UNISON should lobby the party conferences of the major political parties in the run up to the General Election on a theme of opposition to austerity and cuts. We have taken that agenda into the STUC.
The STUC General Council has agreed to undertake lobbies of the four main party conferences taking place over the next few months in Scotland.
As part of the Decent Work, Dignifies Lives campaign leaflets will be distributed at and around the events as well as holding public meetings. During February/March, UNISON and the STUC will publish manifestos for Decent Work and continue to campaign for fair pay and trade union rights as a key element in the battle against austerity.
Undernoted are the dates of the lobbying activities and attached is the leaflet advertising the first event, at Tory Party conference in Edinburgh on Friday 20 February. At Tory Party conference we will be distributing an ‘alternative guide to Tory Party conference’ highlighting the impact of cuts and attacks on pay and conditions on the workers, businesses and public services.
Further details of the events can be found at www.ajustscotland.org . The site is also linked for the STUC main site. Details will go live on Monday 2 February. Updates will also be provided at www.facebook.com/forabetterway and we will use the twitter hashtag #decentwork.
Branches are urged to provide support for these events by advertising them and transporting activists to the events and through your own media and social media activities.
Thank you in advance of your assistance.
Mike J Kirby
0141 342 2816
Scottish Tory Party Conference 20th February – Edinburgh, EICC
Scottish Labour Party Conference 7th March 2015 – Edinburgh, EICC
Scottish Liberal Party Democrat Conference 20-21st March – Aberdeen, AECC
Scottish National Party Conference Saturday 28thMarch – Glasgow, SECC
With rising fuel costs and another cold winter many members are worried about how they’re going to pay this year’s winter fuel bills.
Help is on hand
“There for You” has set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income by way of a one-off payment of up to £40.
To apply and download the application form visit unison.org/thereforyou or simply contact your UNISON branch office. Everyone that applies
will receive a booklet giving information about other help that may be available and how to reduce your fuel costs in the future.
Tackling Oppressive Behaviour in Employment
'Tackling Oppressive Behaviour In Employment’.www.tobie.org.uk
The site is a sign post to support and help for those workers who feel they are being oppressed.
E-MAIL ADDRESS DETAILS
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