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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
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Properly funded public services is key to recovery, says UNISON

Commenting on today's Scottish budget, UNISON's Scottish Secretary Mike Kirby said: "The Scottish government had an opportunity to show it values the vital role our public service workers play by ... Read More
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Health trade unions call on Scottish Government to negotiate now on NHS Pay

Scotland’s health trade unions have written to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport outlining their anger and disappointment at the process that led to last week’s announcement on NHS ... Read More
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UNISON disappointed with NHS interim pay award

UNISON comment on the Scottish government's interim pay award of 1% backdated to December 2020, announced today (24 February). Scottish Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has written to all staff on ... Read More
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Expensive private sector should be last resort for COVID vaccination programme

UNISON has written to Jeane Freeman Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Health today to request that she instruct health boards only to use independent contractors as a last resort rather than ... Read More
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UNISON launches information guide on £500 ‘bonus’ payment for health and social care workers

UNISON Scotland has today (Tuesday) launched a guide for health and social care members who have concerns over how the £500 one-off payment may affect their benefits or tax credits ... Read More
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UNISON welcomes National Care Service recommendations in Feeley report

UNISON Scotland welcomes the recommendations from the Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland (chaired by Derek Feeley) that was published today (Wednesday). The review calls for the creation ... Read More