Scotland in UNISON No 123 December 2016

Scotland in UNISON December 2016Glasgow IT staff stand up against privatisation

UNISON’s  Scottish Council of branches has pledged Scotland-wide support for  Glasgow members fighting the privatisation of the council’s information and communication technology   (ICT) services.
– New 2017 education programme for activists and members launched
– Communications Awards 2016/17
– Councils hit by 87% of devolved job cuts
– Join the Stand Up To Racism events
– Councils and partnerships sign up to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter
– Social care staff urged to complete Living Wage survey
– Colleges in last ditch talks for fair pay deal
– Gas branch recruitment award ‘credit to activists’
– Support for workers with terminal illness
– UNISON Scotland launches innovative Duty of Care app
– Violence against staff doubles in 10 years
– Highland decides in-house is best
– UNISON exposes Edinburgh’s hidden library cuts
– UNISON slams attacks on democracy in Turkey
– Celebrating Stars in our Schools
– SEPA wins LGBT recruitment and organising award
– New campaign calls for fossil free pensions
– Children first – ethical social work with refugee children

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