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Too much of Scotland’s FOI law is not fit for purpose, say campaigners

Campaigners will say that too much of Scottish Freedom of Information law is not fit for purpose as they present a new report at a meeting in the Scottish Parliament ... Read More
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IBM workers gear up for industrial action as job losses loom, says UNISON

Information technology (IT) workers – who provide IBM’s client, Scottish Power, with IT services – have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action after the company said their jobs would ... Read More
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West Dunbartonshire social work staff in another huge vote for action

Social work staff in West Dunbartonshire have, for a second time this year, voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action.  UNISON announced the result of its Industrial Action ballot ... Read More
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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