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City college praised for successful merger faces possible strike ballot - UNISON

City college praised for successful merger faces possible strike ballot – UNISON

Date: Thu 23 May 2013 UNISON today called for talks at the City of Glasgow College after managers threatened to impose a pay settlement that has been rejected by support ... Read More
Police Custody and Security Officers are fully authorised to take fingerprints and DNA samples - UNISON

Police Custody and Security Officers are fully authorised to take fingerprints and DNA samples – UNISON

Date: Thu 23 May 2013 The union that represents police staff said today that any problems in Tayside around fingerprint and DNA samples are a local issue. George McIrvine, Unison ... Read More
Food safety requires independent regulator says meat inspectors union

Food safety requires independent regulator says meat inspectors union

Date: Thu 23 May 2013 UNISON warned today that the new Scottish version of the Food Standards Agency must have the powers and resources to safeguard the public and stand ... Read More
Public services paying the price of austerity job cuts

Public services paying the price of austerity job cuts

Date: Thu 23 May 2013 UNISON Scotland response to Audit Scotland report on ‘early leavers’ UNISON Scotland has called for an end to the ongoing massive public service job cuts ... Read More
New union project offers personal assistants training and employment rights advice

New union project offers personal assistants training and employment rights advice

Date: Wed 22 May 2013 New union project offers personal assistants training and employment rights advice The public services union UNISON has launched a new project offering networking, advice and ... Read More
Stirling Council set to move away from collective bargaining – unions prepare for strike ballot

Stirling Council set to move away from collective bargaining – unions prepare for strike ballot

Date: Fri 17 May 2013 Statement from the joint trade unions at Stirling Council – UNISON, Unite, GMB and UCATT Council set to walk away from negotiations, collective bargaining: It ... Read More
Bumpy roads across Scotland tell the real story of maintenance spending cut by a fifth - UNISON

Bumpy roads across Scotland tell the real story of maintenance spending cut by a fifth – UNISON

Date: Fri 17 May 2013 UNISON Scotland response to Accounts Commission report on audit update on roads maintenance: UNISON said today that the key point to emerge from the report ... Read More
Pay freezes are driving down living standards, while the rich get richer - UNISON

Pay freezes are driving down living standards, while the rich get richer – UNISON

Date: Wed 15 May 2013 Public services union UNISON today released a report showing how pay freezes are contributing to sharply declining living standards for workers in vital services. UNISON ... Read More
Council tax freeze is costing public services dear - UNISON

Council tax freeze is costing public services dear – UNISON

Date: Wed 1 May 2013 Hard-pressed Scots are facing massive increases in charges for vital local services to pay for the Scottish government’s Council Tax freeze, public sector union UNISON ... Read More
UNISON marks International Workers’ Memorial Day with call for safer workplaces

UNISON marks International Workers’ Memorial Day with call for safer workplaces

Date: Fri 26 April 2013 UNISON today warned that the appalling toll of death and injuries from the collapsed clothes factory in Bangladesh highlights the vital importance of strong health ... Read More