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#SP2021 – UNISON demand investment in public services first

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Scotland's largest union, UNISON, has published its manifesto for the 2021 election calling for the recovery after the pandemic to be led by investment in public services.The document highlights the need to both defend...

Ballot among health workers on pay deal

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UNISON, Scotland’s largest health union, announced this week that it will hold a consultative ballot of its NHS members after talks with The Scottish Government on pay broke down. Speaking after today’s meeting of the...

Health union plans demonstrations for next week

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by Kirstie Topp Local Democracy ReporterScotland’s biggest health union will hold socially distanced demonstrations across the country next week.The demonstations will be hosted by UNISON on Tuesday, 18 August 2020, and act as the...

UNISON offer new face to face service from today

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Public Services Union, UNISON is to use a new face-to-face advice service from today for employees working in care homes, GP practices or out in the community.The mobile advice unit – a custom-made vehicle with an...

UNISON to ballot local government members on industrial action

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Just under a month before the local government elections at the beginning of next month UNISON members have instructed their trade union to ballot 70,000 local government members across every local authority in Scotland on industrial...

UNISON will lobby the council about budget cuts

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The City of Edinburgh Council hold their budget meeting tomorrow morning. This will set the spending for the year to come, even though there will be an administration change in early May following the...

Council Leader confirms that libraries will be protected

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The Leader of the City of Edinburgh Council,  Councillor Andrew Burns this morning denied recent press reports that the city's libraries are going to close in light of cuts of over £6 million. He explained that...

Library funding cuts will not mean less service

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The full council meeting this morning opened with prayers for many in the city, but most especially the Lord Provost, the Rt Hon George Grubb, who is in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary today undergoing an...

Unison in war of words with Council

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A Scottish council has been accused of behaving like “a bizarre cross between Dad’s Army and the KGB” by union chiefs.UNISON claims Edinburgh City Council refused to publish details of a survey by MORI...

Unison warn Edinburgh council over privatisation

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Unison have launched a campaign against Edinburgh City Council's privatisation plans.Malcolm Chisholm MSP, Sheila Gilmore MP and Councillor Ricky Henderson were among those who turned out to lend support to the unions rally and...

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