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Audit Scotland report shows workforce takes brunt of spending cuts

Audit Scotland report shows workforce takes brunt of spending cuts

Date: Thursday 28 November 2013 Audit Scotland’s report (published today) on the public sector workforce shows that workers are taking the brunt of spending cuts through job losses and real ... Read More
Glasgow’s pupil support staff set for further strike action over imposed healthcare duties

Glasgow’s pupil support staff set for further strike action over imposed healthcare duties

Date: Monday 18 November 2013 NB Picture and interview opportunities available on morning of Tuesday 19 Nov 2013. School support staff will be lobbying Glasgow City Council tomorrow (Tuesday) in ... Read More
Savage and unnecessary cuts will damage East Ayrshire communities, warn unions

Savage and unnecessary cuts will damage East Ayrshire communities, warn unions

Date: Monday 18 November 2013 Trade unions have issued a stark warning to East Ayrshire Council that proposed budget cuts are unnecessary and bad news for communities. The joint trade ... Read More
'We educate, not medicate' - school support staff strike again over imposed healthcare tasks

‘We educate, not medicate’ – school support staff strike again over imposed healthcare tasks

Date: Wednesday 13 November 2013 NB Picture and interview opportunities available on morning of Thursday 14 Nov 2013. More than 400 striking school support staff in Glasgow will take to ... Read More
Police to be taken off beat to do admin tasks says police staffs union

Police to be taken off beat to do admin tasks says police staffs union

Date: Wednesday 6 November 2013 Police Scotland today announced plans to take police off the beat to do the work of 67 police staff jobs they intend to make redundant ... Read More
‘Speak-out’ survey reveals children and disabled services hanging by a thread, says UNISON Scotland

‘Speak-out’ survey reveals children and disabled services hanging by a thread, says UNISON Scotland

Date: Wednesday 6 November 2013 A ‘speak-out’ survey of community, voluntary and housing workers has exposed services to the most vulnerable people in society as “hanging by a thread”. The ... Read More
Child welfare must be the priority – school support staff strike over imposed healthcare tasks

Child welfare must be the priority – school support staff strike over imposed healthcare tasks

Date: Tuesday 5 November 2013 More than 400 school support staff will take to the streets tomorrow (Wednesday) to lobby Glasgow City Council over forced changes to their roles. The ... Read More
Procurement is key to rolling out benefits of living wage across Scotland, says UNISON

Procurement is key to rolling out benefits of living wage across Scotland, says UNISON

Date: Monday 4 November 2013 UNISON has today (Monday) welcomed the rise in the living wage but says it’s vital this is rolled out to the private and voluntary sectors ... Read More
UNISON Police Staff stunned at promotions as cash strapped force announces £139m cuts

UNISON Police Staff stunned at promotions as cash strapped force announces £139m cuts

Date: Thursday 31 October 2013 Scotland’s cash strapped police service is considering giving over 100 senior officers promotions that will see their pay rise by at least £8000 each to ... Read More
Midnight walk out in Glasgow begins UK higher education shut down

Midnight walk out in Glasgow begins UK higher education shut down

Date: Wednesday 30 October 2013 Picture opportunity - details of local actions across Scotland at end A midnight walk out by security guards at Glasgow Caledonian University will start a ... Read More