SJC PAY – CONSULTATION BALLOT

Colleagues, We are preparing to consult members on the recent pay offer from COSLA to all employees covered by the SJC (Red Book) agreement, through a digital ballot. UNISON is recommending REJECTION of the offer – please see attached correspondence from the joint trade unions outlining the reasons. I have attached leaflets providing further examples of […]

UNISON – SJC PAY CONSULTATION – REJECT THE OFFER!

Colleagues, I chaired a meeting of UNISON Scotland’s Local Government Committee yesterday to discuss the pay offer made by the employers. Please see attached offer details & Branch Press Release. A decision was taken to proceed with a full consultation ballot of all members (SJC Conditioned) – The Scottish Local Government Committee is strongly recommending REJECTION of […]

UNISON MEMBERS ONLY – SJC PAY CONSULTATION

Colleagues, I chaired a meeting of UNISON Scotland’s Local Government Committee this morning to discuss the pay offer made by the employers. A decision was taken to proceed with a full consultation ballot of all members (SJC Conditioned) – The Scottish Local Government Committee is strongly recommending REJECTION of the offer. Given the pay offer […]

SCHOOLS & EARLY YEARS ESTD – H&S INSPECTIONS/QUESTIONNAIRES

Colleagues, To coincide with UNISON Renfrewshire Branch Officer visits to conduct Health & Safety COVID Inspections – we are asking you to complete and return the attached questionnaire. The questionnaires can be used at any time and for the foreseeable future – personal information will be kept confidential, although we will act on any issues […]

***URGENT UPDATE*** – SJC PAY, A#500 Reward Payment & LG FUNDING CAMPAIGN

Dear Colleagues, Please see below update for Local Authority and SJC Conditioned (red book) members: Pay 2021 Yesterday the SJC joint trade unions received a response to our pay claim for 2021/22.  The offer put forward was to apply the public sector pay policy (as revised last week). The letter outlining the offer is attached […]

RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL – NEW PAY & GRADING MODEL

Colleagues, I can confirm that on receipt of the Scrutineers Report (CES), it confirms that UNISON Members (Renfrewshire-Council SJC Conditioned) have voted to accept the proposals for the new Pay & Grading Model (incl. consolidation of the Scottish Local Government Living Wage). 94% of those who took part in the ballot voted – YES, Thanks […]

UNISON MEMBERS ONLY – P&G BALLOT UPDATE

Colleagues, We have had a few enquiries about whether the new pay and grading proposals include the annual pay award for 2021/22. I can confirm that they don’t as these negotiations are still underway and members (SJC Conditioned) will be balloted separately when these are concluded. The proposals integrate the Scottish Local Government Living Wage […]

UNISON MEMBERS ONLY – Pay & Grading Ballot (Renfrewshire Council)

CONSULTATION ON PROPOSALS FOR A NEW RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL PAY & GRADING MODEL   INCORPORATING   THE SCOTTISHLOCAL GOVERNMENT LIVING WAGE   NO BALLOT PAPER?   CALL O141 847 1687 or Email: office@renfrewshireunison.org.uk   BALLOT STARTS – 22 FEBRUARY 2021   REPLACEMENT PAPERS CAN ONLY BE ISSUED UP TO 12TH MARCH OR ON CLOSING DATE UPTO […]

ASNA/CLASSROOM ASSISTANT – SERVICE REVIEW

Colleagues Renfrewshire Council have advised UNISON that they intend to restart negotiations on the proposals to replace the current ASNA/Classroom Assistant roles with a Pupil Support Model. This review should address the issues raised by UNISON on medical interventions/administration of medicines, create a career structure, job evaluation of new roles and appropriate training. I am […]

UNISON MEMBERS – HOMEWORKING UPDATE

Colleagues, UNISON Renfrewshire has been raising with employers their failure to pay the £6 per home working allowance (tax-free as per current HMRC Guidelines). UNISON have also pursued political intervention, both of which has resulted in a failure to address this matter. It is an absolute disgrace that employers continue to deliberately withhold this reasonable […]