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TO: UNISON Highland Branch Members 
 
UNISON HIGHLAND BRANCH - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
 
SATURDAY 4 MARCH 2017 - 11.00 am
 
Merkinch Community Centre, Coronation Park, Inverness, IV3 8AD
 
 
Have you put this date in your diary?  
If not please do so NOW and come along.
 
UNISON is a member-led union and WE NEED YOU!!
 
Come along and meet fellow members, and get an update on what is going on in the Branch and within your employers.
 
In lieu of the up and coming Local Government elections on 4 May 2017, the Branch have invited representatives from the major political parties within Highland Council, to come and take part in a 'hustings', as our AGM speakers.
Come along and challenge them about Highland Local Government, it's future and it's staff!
 
Tea/Coffee and Lunch provided - travel expenses will be met
(45p per mile - claim forms available at the meeting)
 
We look forward to seeing you there!
CUTS ARE HAPPENING NOW - IS YOUR JOB ON THE LINE?
 
 
 
John Gibson
Branch Secretary
UNISON Highland Branch
Tel: 01463 715891

 

UNISON

Highland 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 


20/02/2017

 

TIME EMBARGO:For immediate release

UNISON HIGHLAND SCHOOL STAFF SURVEY

 

88% of Highland Council school support staff have suffered violence or aggression, claims UNISON. Following concerns raised by members UNISON, the school support staff trade union, surveyed its members working in schools and nurseries.UNISON found that violence and abuse from children with Additonal Support Needs was widespread in Council schools. Examples given of such abuse were “A girl threatened to put a pencil through my eye. Punched me, kicked me and threw items of the classroom around.” and "He picked up a pair of scissors, opened them and held the blade at the side of my neck/beneath ear....then the threats began. “

 

Furthermore UNISON found that 63% of staff felt that the schools were using its inclusion policy, that is the presumption that ASN should be schooled in ‘mainstream’ schools, as an excuse for not doing anything. UNISON is concerned that such abuse has become seen as being part of the job’. UNISON has shared its findings with the Council and met with them to address these concerns.

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See the attached document for fuller results of the survey.

 

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

 

John Gibson, UNISON Highland Branch Secretary

unisonhighland@btconnect.com

01463 715 891

 

UNISON Highland, 53 Shore Street, Inverness, IV1 1NF

Futures - Spring 2017
For people who care about Public Services
Futures-Spring-2017-no-18.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]

 

 

E-MAIL ADDRESS DETAILS

 

HI ALL, THE BRANCH OFFICE IS TRYING TO UPDATE MEMBERS E-MAIL ADDRESSES. IF YOU HAVE NOT INFORMED THE OFFICE OF YOUR ADDRESS OR HAVE CHANGED ADDRESSES COULD YOU PLEASE LET THE OFFICE KNOW, EITHER BY USING THE CONTACT FORM, OR PHONING ON 01463 715891.

 

MANY THANKS