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Scottish Government should enforce the Scottish Living Wage in charity care sector, says UNISON

UNISON is calling on the Scottish government to step in to enforce payment of the Scottish Living Wage to all staff working for Richmond Fellowship Scotland - one of the ... Read More
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UNISON ballot staff in Enable Scotland to recommend they reject a second pay offer

UNISON is balloting staff across Enable Scotland on the latest full and final pay offer. The new pay offer is for £9.10 per hour - an increase of 10 pence ... Read More
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Celebrating FoI is a Human Right

Campaigners have joined together to promote access to information rights as a human right to mark today’s (Tues 10 Dec) United Nations International Human Rights Day. The Campaign for Freedom ... Read More
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Scotland’s most vulnerable put at risk as social work services reach breaking point, warns UNISON

UNISON, Scotland’s largest union, has today (Thursday) warned of a social work crisis as cuts have left the service struggling to cope. UNISON’s report – Save from harm – is ... Read More
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UNISON says Glasgow colleges are ‘bottom of the class’ when it comes to paying the Living Wage

UNISON today (Tuesday) called for the Scottish Government to intervene to force two rogue colleges to pay their low paid workers the Living Wage. Glasgow Kelvin and Glasgow Clyde colleges ... Read More
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Queen Margaret University staff vote for strike action

UNISON members have voted for strike action – by 100% in a 75% turn-out – in a bid to keep Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University as their employer. The members who ... Read More
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UNISON welcomes public inquiry into sick kids hospitals

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s decision to hold a public inquiry into failings at The Royal Hospital for Young People in Edinburgh, and the QUEH in Glasgow, Thomas Waterson, chair ... Read More
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Scottish organisations to join global climate strike

Thursday 12th September 2019 A range of Scottish businesses, charities and other organisations have announced they will be participating in the Global Climate Strikes on Friday 20 September. Organisations involved ... Read More
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UNISON call for public inquiry into The Royal Hospital for Children and Young People.

In response to the Ministerial Scottish Parliamentary Statement (today): The Royal Hospital for Children and Young People (RHCYP). Thomas Waterson, chair of UNISON Health Committee said: “We need a public ... Read More
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Strike ballots are going out to UNISON’s members across Scottish universities after employers imposed a mediocre pay offer across the UK. While some lower-paid staff will receive more, the headline ... Read More