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Strike over ‘savage cuts’ by Stirling Council

Strike over ‘savage cuts’ by Stirling Council

Date: Thurs 22 August 2013 Local government workers in Stirling will begin strike action on Monday (26 August) against ‘savage cuts’ being imposed by their employer. UNISON Stirling Council branch ... Read More
Union project offers personal assistants and support workers training and employment rights advice

Union project offers personal assistants and support workers training and employment rights advice

Date: Fri 16 August 2013 The public services union UNISON has launched a project in Inverclyde offering networking, advice and support to personal assistants (PAs) and Support Workers who work ... Read More
Unions prepare for industrial action at Stirling Council

Unions prepare for industrial action at Stirling Council

Date: Thurs 15 August 2013 UNISON Stirling Council Branch, along with the other trade unions at the local authority, are preparing for industrial action following a rejection of the Council's ... Read More
Scots councils urged to ditch ‘care on the cheap’ 15 minute home visits

Scots councils urged to ditch ‘care on the cheap’ 15 minute home visits

Date: Thursday 1 August 2013 UNISON Scotland today hit out at Scottish councils over commissioning 15 minute home care visits to elderly and vulnerable people. A Freedom of Information request ... Read More
Dispute over pay at Citizens Advice Direct goes to ACAS

Dispute over pay at Citizens Advice Direct goes to ACAS

Date: Tues 23 July 2013 UNISON is tomorrow (Wednesday) taking a dispute over pay cuts of up to 6% at the Citizens Advice telephone service to ACAS. The Scottish telephone ... Read More
Inflation up – Scotland’s local government workers deserve fair pay

Inflation up – Scotland’s local government workers deserve fair pay

Date: Tue 16 July 2013 UNISON Scotland said today that inflation rising to 2.9% is grim news for hard pressed workers struggling to make ends meet. The public services union ... Read More
Social housing is key says UNISON - as Audit Scotland finds ‘failure to meet need’ for homes

Social housing is key says UNISON – as Audit Scotland finds ‘failure to meet need’ for homes

Date: Thu 11 July 2013 Housing services union UNISON has called for a massive investment in social housing to meet the shortfall of homes identified in a hard-hitting report out ... Read More
UNISON calls on councillors to back Fair Pay as strike ballot opens

UNISON calls on councillors to back Fair Pay as strike ballot opens

Date: Tue 2 July 2013 UNISON calls on councillors to back Fair Pay as strike ballot opens Local government union UNISON today (Tuesday) emailed Scotland’s councillors asking them to support ... Read More
UNISON wins historic equal pay case worth millions of pounds for members

UNISON wins historic equal pay case worth millions of pounds for members

Date: Wed 26 June 2013 Nearly two thousand women members of UNISON are celebrating a historic equal pay victory today. They have finally demolished the long-running defence by Scottish councils ... Read More
Fair Pay Day of Action for local government workers

Fair Pay Day of Action for local government workers

Date: Tues 25 June 2013 Unions today (Tuesday) launched a Fair Pay Day supporting Scottish local government workers as they prepare to vote on strike action. Trade unionists on the ... Read More