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Council workers union begins industrial ballot preparation saying staff won’t be “used as a political football”

Council workers union begins industrial ballot preparation saying staff won’t be “used as a political football” UNISON, the largest trade union in Scotland’s councils, representing 80,000 local government workers across ... Read More
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UNISON members willing to take industrial action on local government pay

UNISON, the largest trade union in local government representing 80,000 local government workers across Scotland, has voted overwhelmingly to reject COSLA’s current pay offer and in favour of taking industrial ... Read More
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UNISON joins minute’s silence to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day

UNISON will be observing a minute’s silence today (Wednesday) as it remembers all the health, care and other key workers who have lost their lives to COVID. Each year, on ... Read More
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Bombshell report lays bare the impact of the pandemic on local government workers

Scotland’s local government workers have revealed the enormous toll on their health as they’ve worked to keep services running, according to a survey published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. The findings ... Read More
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Local Government Trade Unions reject COSLA pay offer

The Joint Trade Unions representing the bulk of local government workers in Scotland have today written to COSLA to reject their pay offer. The three trade unions will now ballot ... Read More
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Statement on NHS Scotland pay negotiations

Over the past week UNISON – with Scotland’s other health trade unions - has been in formal pay negotiations for Agenda for Change staff with the Scottish Government and NHS ... Read More
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Dundee pensions attacks: university unions urge minister to intervene

UNISON, UNITE and UCU have jointly written to Richard Lochhead, the Universities Minister, urging intervention on Fair Work grounds in response to attacks on pension rights at both Dundee universities ... Read More
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Scottish Water trade unions launch workplace ballot at over £3,000 loss of pay

The trade unions Unite Scotland, GMB Scotland and UNISON Scotland have jointly informed Scottish Water over a consultative ballot for industrial action, which opens today (18 March), in a dispute ... Read More
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COSLA pay offer is a ‘slap in the face’ to Scotland’s local government workers, says UNISON

UNISON, the union for local government workers, says a pay offer put forward by COSLA today (Tuesday) is a ‘slap in the face’ for hard working local government workers who ... Read More
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NHS Scotland pay negotiations to commence following health trade union call

Scotland’s health trade unions have agreed to commence formal pay negotiations with the Scottish Government and NHS employers from this week. The group wrote to the Cabinet Secretary last week ... Read More