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UNISON launch campaign to scrap the 1% pay rise cap on NHS workers (Mon, 26 Jun 2017)
NHS union UNISON have launched a summer of campaign activity calling on the Scottish Government to ‘scrap the cap’ on NHS pay, which will include the union and members lobbying Scottish Government ministers on pay as they carry out their annual round of NHS Board Reviews. The union which represents almost 60,000 workers across NHS […] The post UNISON launch campaign to scrap the 1% pay rise cap on NHS workers appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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Public sector recruitment crisis because of ageing workforce, says UNISON report. (Fri, 16 Jun 2017)
A new report from UNISON warns of a recruitment crisis in the public sector within the next decade because of an ageing workforce. UNISON say that 40% of the public sector workforce are to retire in the next 10 years. This is after a decade of austerity in public services which has drastically reduced the […] The post Public sector recruitment crisis because of ageing workforce, says UNISON report. appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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UNISON Nursing and Midwifery Conference 2017 (Mon, 12 Jun 2017)
REGISTER TODAY – September 1, 2017, from 10am-4pm This conference is open to our members across the whole nursing family, including: nurses, midwives, health visitors and healthcare assistants. Together we will consider the key issues currently affecting members and offer an opportunity to debate the future of nursing in Scotland. Speakers include: *  Professor Patricia […] The post UNISON Nursing and Midwifery Conference 2017 appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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Scottish Government report on NHS staffing – UNISON response (Tue, 06 Jun 2017)
Commenting on today’s (Tuesday) Scottish Government report on NHS staffing, Matt McLaughlin, head of health for UNISON Scotland, said: “UNISON welcomes the publication of the latest NHS Workforce statistics and were not surprised that the government has chosen to focus on the apparent overall increase in NHS workers. The real story, however, lies in the […] The post Scottish Government report on NHS staffing – UNISON response appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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UNISON tells Glasgow City Council it’s time to pay up following equal pay victory (Tue, 30 May 2017)
UNISON Scotland has won an equal pay victory today (Tuesday) which will affect thousands of low-paid workers in Glasgow. Women in Glasgow had been excluded from sizeable bonuses for many years. UNISON argued that while the claimants had been unfairly discriminated against before the new system was introduced, the council’s decision to continue the unequal […] The post UNISON tells Glasgow City Council it’s time to pay up following equal pay victory appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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We must put our services at centre of this election (Tue, 30 May 2017)
UNISON Scotland statement to members on the General Election The Tories want this election to be all about delivering a large mandate for Brexit negotiations. The Prime Minister has called this election to seek a mandate for her misguided hard Brexit strategy. Having ruled out the possibility of an election, and despite a commitment that […] The post We must put our services at centre of this election appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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National Executive election results (Tue, 23 May 2017)
The results of the 2017-2019 UNISON National Executive elections have been announced today. The successful candidates will take up their posts at the close of the union’s national conference in June and will hold office till the end of the 2019 conference.. The successful candidates in Scotland were: General seat: Stephen Smellie (South Lanarkshire Branch) Female seats: […] The post National Executive election results appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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UNISON urge council staff to vote in landmark industrial ballot (Fri, 19 May 2017)
  UNISON Scotland is balloting all local government staff in what is seen as the first big test of the new Trade Union Act 2016. This tory government legislation means that unless 50% of eligible members take part in the ballot, UNISON cannot call industrial action. There have been localised disputes, but this is the […] The post UNISON urge council staff to vote in landmark industrial ballot appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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Scotland in UNISON No 125 May 2017 (Wed, 10 May 2017)
UNISON Scotland statement on the General Election We must put our services at centre of this election This election cannot be allowed to become a rerun of the EU referendum. Nor can it be a dress rehearsal for any future Scottish independence vote Let’s make sure we all get a vote – register by 22 […] The post Scotland in UNISON No 125 May 2017 appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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Scottish Labour’s parliamentary motion to end pay cap on NHS staff, UNISON comments  (Wed, 10 May 2017)
Scotland’s biggest NHS union, UNISON welcomes today’s debate in the Scottish Parliament on NHS pay, and is calling on all parties to back calls for the Westminster government to drop its austerity pay agenda. Tam Waterson, chair of UNISON Scotland’s health committee said, “UNISON will continue to call for the NHS pay review body ‎to […] The post Scottish Labour’s parliamentary motion to end pay cap on NHS staff, UNISON comments  appeared first on UNISON Scotland.
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