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Scotland in UNISON No 129 December 2017 (Thu, 14 Dec 2017)
Council workers say Pay Up Now! Glasgow: ‘Equal pay or we walk away’ Happy festive season to all our members …especially to those delivering services over the holiday President slams poverty but hails UNISON victories – also how you can donate to her charity Stirling council latest to sign up to UNISON’s Ethical Care  Charter […] The post Scotland in UNISON No 129 December 2017 appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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Pay Up Now! campaign goes to parliament (Thu, 14 Dec 2017)
There will be a photo opportunity for the media at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 20 December at 12pm. UNISON will deliver 5000 ‘fair pay’ christmas cards to constituency MSPs at the Scottish Parliament to support demands that the government pay up on NHS pay. Shona Robinson MSP, Scottish Minister for Health, will meet UNISON […] The post Pay Up Now! campaign goes to parliament appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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UNISON comment on Scottish Budget (Thu, 14 Dec 2017)
UNISON comment on Scottish Budget Dave Watson, UNISON Scottish organiser said: “Any relief from Tory austerity is welcome, but the very modest use of tax powers, particularly for the highest earners, means that public services will be under considerable pressure next year. Yet again it is councils who will bear the brunt of austerity with […] The post UNISON comment on Scottish Budget appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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Investment in early years workers is vital in reducing the attainment gap of Scotland’s children (Mon, 11 Dec 2017)
This is the message UNISON will take to the Scottish Parliament today (Tuesday) as it presents its new research report into early learning and childcare. Key findings from the UNISON-commissioned report, conducted by Strathclyde University, include: **More than three quarters of early years workers (EYWs) agreed that EYWs and teachers in early learning and childcare […] The post Investment in early years workers is vital in reducing the attainment gap of Scotland’s children appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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UNISON backs Scotland Declaration on Human Rights (Wed, 06 Dec 2017)
UNISON Scotland has added its name as a supporter of a Scotland Declaration on Human Rights (see below) as developed by the Human Rights Consortium Scotland and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), supported by the Scottish Human Rights Commission and the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The move was backed by delegates from […] The post UNISON backs Scotland Declaration on Human Rights appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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STUC budget day rally – December 14 (Tue, 05 Dec 2017)
The STUC is holding a budget day rally as part of its co-ordinated campaign for public service investment and public service workers’ pay. To coincide with the Scottish budget, unions will demonstrate the strength of anger across the public sector and highlight the impact of year on year cuts across services.  Representation from across all […] The post STUC budget day rally – December 14 appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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UNISON comms awards are now open (Tue, 05 Dec 2017)
UNISON Scotland’s communications awards are now open to all UNISON branches and self-organised groups in Scotland. The application form is here: commsawardappform2017-18 Closing date: Wednesday 17 January 2018 It is just a bit of fun but it is also important that we share best practice and innovative ideas; and that we recognise enthusiasm and celebrate success. […] The post UNISON comms awards are now open appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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STUC budget day rally 14 December (Thu, 30 Nov 2017)
The STUC is holding a Budget Day rally as part of its coordinated campaign for public service investment and public workers’ pay. Following a successful campaign summit in November, unions are increasing the pressure locally and across Scotland. To coincide with the Scottish Budget, unions will demonstrate the strength of anger across public workers and […] The post STUC budget day rally 14 December appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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Unions suspend joint working because of Liberal Democrats (Mon, 27 Nov 2017)
UNISON, GMB and Unite trade unions have today written to the leader and chief executive of East Dunbartonshire Council suspending partnership working following the council unilaterally cutting voluntary redundancy terms. Partnership working is the model of industrial relations that has been in place in East Dunbartonshire Council for many years. It involves unions and management […] The post Unions suspend joint working because of Liberal Democrats appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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Stand up to racism 25 Nov Edinburgh and Glasgow (Tue, 21 Nov 2017)
The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) is supporting the ‘No to Racism, No to Islamophobia! Football for All!’ anti-racism event organised by Stand up to Racism, this Saturday 25 November in Edinburgh. The protest is being organised to highlight the racist and Islamophobic basis on which the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) are organising. The FLA […] The post Stand up to racism 25 Nov Edinburgh and Glasgow appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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