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Scotland’s employers are failing workers who face violence at work, says UNISON (Fri, 22 Sep 2017)
Violence at work is not ‘part of the job’ says UNISON as it launches a new health and safety guide today (Thursday). UNISON, Scotland’s largest public service union, says employers are failing workers in the community and voluntary sector by viewing violence at work as inevitable. The guide – It’s Not Part of the Job […] The post Scotland’s employers are failing workers who face violence at work, says UNISON appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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Violence at work is not ‘part of the job’, says UNISON (Thu, 21 Sep 2017)
UNISON Media Release Violence at work is not ‘part of the job’ says UNISON as it launches a new health and safety guide today (Thursday). UNISON, Scotland’s largest public service union, says employers are failing workers in the community and voluntary sector by viewing violence at work as inevitable. The guide – It’s Not Part […] The post Violence at work is not ‘part of the job’, says UNISON appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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All NHS staff need a pay rise that’s above inflation, say Scottish health unions (Fri, 15 Sep 2017)
Following the statement, that NHS unions are today (Friday) breaking with tradition and submitting a pay claim directly to the UK government on behalf of more than one million health workers across the UK. NHS unions in Scotland say they will be meeting Scottish employers on (Wednesday) 20 September submit the exact same pay claim to their […] The post All NHS staff need a pay rise that’s above inflation, say Scottish health unions appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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Equality audit is a wakeup call to councils and government (Thu, 07 Sep 2017)
UNISON response to the Account Commission’s report: Equal Pay in Scottish Councils, published by Audit Scotland: The Account Commission’s analysis of equal pay in Scottish local government is an urgent wakeup call to councils, councillors and the Scottish government. The in-depth audit of 18 years negotiation and litigation on equal pay in Scottish councils contains shocking […] The post Equality audit is a wakeup call to councils and government appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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UNISON wins fair pay for ambulance staff in Scotland (Fri, 25 Aug 2017)
UNISON has welcomed the salary re-banding for ambulance paramedics and technicians in Scotland as a positive move for the future of the ambulance service in Scotland. Almost 2,600 clinicians will be moving to higher pay bands with updated job descriptions that better reflect the changing nature of modern technicians and paramedic jobs. UNISON agreed new […] The post UNISON wins fair pay for ambulance staff in Scotland appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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‘Smash the Cap’, says Dave Prentis (Thu, 24 Aug 2017)
Dave Prentis was in Glasgow today to give his support to the UNISON Scotland’s scrap the cap campaign and to urge everyone who cares about public services to join UNISON’s demostration in Edinburgh on 7 October 2017. Dave visited UNISON’s NHS Glasgow, Clyde and CVS branch at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where he called again for […] The post ‘Smash the Cap’, says Dave Prentis appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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UNISON win second big equal pay victory in Glasgow (Fri, 18 Aug 2017)
UNISON Scotland has won a second big equal pay victory today (Friday) which will affect thousands of low-paid workers in Glasgow. The successful appeal to the Court of Session concerns UNISON’s challenge to the Glasgow City Council’s Workforce, Pay and Benefits Review. In 2006, UNISON was not satisfied with the council’s way of measuring the […] The post UNISON win second big equal pay victory in Glasgow appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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Glasgow school janitors win pay rise, maintain one janitor / one school and secure jobs (Mon, 14 Aug 2017)
Statement by City of Glasgow UNISON branch Glasgow After a dispute lasting twenty months janitors in Glasgow’s primary, nursery and ASL schools have won a 6% pay rise which will see all janitors annual pay increase by £1,184 from today (14 August). The deal maintains one janitor/one school, which was to go under proposals from […] The post Glasgow school janitors win pay rise, maintain one janitor / one school and secure jobs appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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UNISON comment on Audit Scotland report ‘Scotland’s NHS needs better workforce planning’ (Thu, 27 Jul 2017)
  Matt McLaughlin, UNISON Scotland’s head of health said:  “UNISON members across the NHS in Scotland support many of the findings in this report, there is no doubt that the service needs to significantly up its game when it comes to workforce planning, however many will question the suggestion that spending and staffing levels have increased. We are […] The post UNISON comment on Audit Scotland report ‘Scotland’s NHS needs better workforce planning’ appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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Survey of NHS interpreters (Wed, 26 Jul 2017)
UNISON’s survey of interpreters working in NHS Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) found that they feel unsupported and at risk when carryout their duties. UNISON is calling for: An urgent review of the service – with trade union involvement An increase in permanently employed interpreters Holiday pay and sick pay for interpreters Travel time between jobs […] The post Survey of NHS interpreters appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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