Mike Kirby’s blog

mikekirbyblog

Blog from Mike Kirby
UNISON Scottish Secretary

Latest posts

  • Equal Pay Deal in Glasgow

    17 January 2019

    Equal Pay Deal in Glasgow UNISON is proud to say that we have reached an agreement in principle to a package of payments to resolve historical claims for unequal pay with Glasgow City Council. This agreement finalises the principals and structure of any payout to thousands of women across Glasgow. It is part of an ongoing negotiation. It will still be many months until individual cases ... See more...
  • Mike Kirby, Scottish secretary, statement on the Scottish budget

    12 December 2018

    Mike Kirby, Scottish secretary, statement on the Scottish budgetUNISON is the public services trade union and the largest trade union in Scotland. Mike Kirby, UNISON Scottish secretary said: “Today’s (12 December) Scottish government budget fails to make the investment in public services that our country needs. The Scottish government should have taken advantage of their tax powers to maintain essential public services. Instead they have further cut business tax ... See more...
  • Education Plan – more detail needed Kirby tells CoSLA

    1 September 2016

    Education Plan - more detail needed Kirby tells CoSLAUNISON welcomes the opportunity to contribute to today’s proceedings. Whatever industrial relations differences we may have there will be issues of common cause of a strategic nature and we welcome this engagement, UNISON Scottish secretary told CoSLA on 11 August 2016. I’ll try to focus on your four areas identified in the paper, but as I will argue, education provision is about ... See more...
  • Key questions in the Public Services election

    3 April 2015

    UNISON and the General Election In the third of a series of articles, UNISON Scottish Secretary Mike Kirby lays out UNISON’s plan to get our members’ issues at the centre of the election debates. Key questions in the Public Services election 3 April 2015: “This is the Public Services Election. The outcome will have a huge impact upon UNISON members, their families, communities and ... See more...
  • A Monstrous Regiment of (117,000) Women

    10 March 2015

    A Monstrous Regiment of (117,000) WomenIn the second of a series of articles, UNISON Scottish Secretary Mike Kirby lays out UNISON’s plan to get our members’ issues at the centre of the election debates. A Monstrous Regiment of (117,000) Women “We need a million female members speaking up for public services because they care about the services they deliver and the services that they use. “One million women ... See more...
  • Challenging all political parties on what they will do for our people

    9 January 2015

    ‘During the election campaign we will strive to keep UNISON policies and objectives fore and centre  of the political debate. UNISON priorities of an end to Tory austerity, fair employment and trade union rights, pay and public services… by challenging all political parties on what they will do for our people.‘ 09 January 2014: Four months of potential political campaigning away ... See more...