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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                                                SJC PAY 2015

 

The Scottish Employers have made a two year offer on SJC Pay for the period 2015- 2017. This followed an initial one year offer of 1% which the trade unions indicated did not in any way meet our claim. The offer totals 2.5% for the two year period. Distribution hasn't been specified although informal indications from the employers is that they would favour an equal distribution in each year.

 

The Joint Trade Unions agreed that the offer did not address the specifics of our claim in both the value of the offer and the flat rate element. 

 

Whilst negotiations on the day did not realise any improvement to the offer, the employers did agree to come back to a further meeting at the end of April with their view of the value of a flat rate offer and whether 2.5% is the maximum value of their offer. At this stage the employers have not made a commitment to any type of flat rate offer.

 

A more detailed report will be presented to the Scottish Local Government Conference on 17th April.

 

The Local Government Committee has also agreed to use the Networking Meeting prior to the Conference for a session on developing our campaign particularly our political campaign both locally and nationally. We would therefore encourage as many conference delegates to attend this session as possible.

 

 

 

Douglas Black

Regional Organiser/SJC Secretary

UNISON Scotland

tel; 0131 226 0060

mobile; 07958 121 851

GLASGOW HOMELESS CASEWORKERS INDUSTRIAL ACTION - PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION                                    IN SUPPORT OF THE STRIKERS
 
Seventy Caseworkers in Glasgow City Council Homeless Service have been on indefinite strike since 31st March in a dispute over their pay grade. These UNISON members are paid at a level one grade lower than colleagues doing a similar 'frontline' job in other Social Work Teams.
 
The Caseworkers, who are predominantly women,  assess the needs of homeless people and families across Glasgow, organise and oversee appropriate crucial support, and help people to access and maintain emergency, temporary and permanent accommodation. The seventy workers have nearly 3000 people on their caseloads.
 
These members have been left with no other option but to take action after the employer refused their grading appeal and has refused to enter any dialogue over the dispute since it began. The members are only asking to treated the same as the other 400 social care staff who do a similar job.
 
Please support these UNISON members by signing this petition asking Glasgow City Council to have meaningful dialogue to resolve this dispute - Glasgow's Homeless deserve better.
Thanks for your support.
 
https://www.change.org/p/glasgow-city-council-pay-homeless-caseworkers-fairly?recruiter=59850902&utm_source=share_petition&utm_.          medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_facebook_responsive&utm_term=des-lg-no_src-no_msg
 
 
JOHN GIBSON
Branch Secretary
UNISON Highland
01463 715891
 
 

 

 

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MANY THANKS