General Secretary Election – Branch Nomination

Dear Colleagues Please see the statement below issued following the Branch Executive meeting today: “UNISON Renfrewshire Branch have agreed to nominate Christina McAnea to be our first Women General Secretary. Christina was born and raised in Drumchapel and has worked her way to become one of the most senior trade union women across our islands. […]

SCHOOLS & EDUCATION ESTABLISHMENTS – COVID 19 UPDATE

Operational_Guidance_for_Schools_Aug_2020 Dear Colleagues Firstly, I would like to welcome you back into your work place. I fully understand that you may feel concerned or anxious about returning, be rest assured that UNISON has been engaged in discussions with the Scottish Government, their scientific advisors, COSLA and Renfrewshire Council to ensure your health, safety and wellbeing […]

UNISON MEMBERS – ONLINE TRAINING COURSE (ASSERTIVENESS)

Colleagues, Through our Scottish Union Learning Funding we have worked with one of our providers  http://www.positively-speaking.co.uk/about-us/  to to develop a tutored online Assertiveness Course. Assertiveness concerns being able to express feelings, wishes, wants and desires appropriately and is an important personal and interpersonal skill. In all your interactions with other people, whether at home or at […]

COVID 19 – UPDATE

Dear Colleague HOME WORKING/LAUNDRY/BREAK/TRAVEL EXPENSES Please see attached correspondence in relation to UNISON’s call for employee incurred expenses to paid retrospectively. The correspondence was sent to both Renfrewshire Council and the Health & Social Care Partnership. EDUCATION & EARLY YEARS RECOVERY Some early year’s establishments have already returned to work and providing services to children […]

COVID 19 – UNDERLYING HEALTH OR AT RISK – UPDATE

Dear Colleague UNDERLYING HEALTH CONIDITONS & AT RISK GROUPS The Scottish Government issued new guidance on 18th June 2020 for people with an “underlying health condition” or “at risk”. Renfrewshire Council took a decision at the start of “lockdown” to send all staff home for a period of 12 weeks with either “underlying health conditions” […]

COVID 19 – UPDATE

Dear Colleague I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members who have worked hard to provide essential services to our community during this pandemic. It is without a doubt that your heroic response has saved many lives and protected you, your family and colleagues. I would also like to acknowledge all […]

COVID 19 – UPDATE

Dear Colleague Please find attached e-bargaining brief relating to economic recovery produced for UNISON branches, further guidance on facemasks and a link to UNISON’s call for a new national care service. Guidance on the extended use of Facemasks The Chief Nursing Officer has issued supplementary guidance on the extended use of face masks and face […]

UNISON MEMBERS – SCHOOLS RECOVER DFM STATEMENT

Dear Colleague Following the Deputy First Minister’s statement yesterday indicating that Schools may return to full capacity in August – UNISON has issued the following press release as an initial response: https://www.unison-scotland.org/return-to-school-must-be-driven-by-safety-not-politics-says-unison-scotland/ I have attached  a copy of the full statement issued by the DFM. As you are aware we have been preparing for a […]

SCHOOLS & EDUCATION ESTABLISHMENTS – COVID 19 UPDATE

Dear Colleague UNISON has been in regular contact with the employer in relation to the recovery of Schools and Early Years. The Scottish Government has announced that all schools across the country should be open from 11th August 2020. Renfrewshire schools and nursery classes were not due back until the 12th August 2020 under the […]

ALL MEMBERS ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

Colleague It has been brought to our attention that some members working in Environment and Infrastructure Services may have been contact by text and/or telephone today advising them to return to work tomorrow, as the 12 weeks for those with underlying health issues ends on 18th June 2020. It is expected that the Scottish Government and Public Health […]