SJC PAY BALLOT – UPDATE

Colleagues, UNISON Scotland’s SJC Pay Ballot closed on Wednesday 22nd September 2021 @ 10.00am. The result for Renfrewshire 46.9% fell just short of the 50% turn-out threshold required by the “Trade Union Act”. UNISON has achieved the 50% threshold in other key areas and given the significant and overwhelming support by those who took part […]

PAY RALLY 1st SEPT @ 6pm

Colleagues UNISON is leading the fight for FAIR PAY and COVID REWARD for the extraordinary efforts you have made during the COVID Pandemic. UNISON the only trade union to REJECT the miserable and demoralising offer and move to action. Ballot papers for STRIKE ACTION will be sent out from 1st September 2021 – “ENOUGH IS […]

SJC PAY UPDATE – INTENTION TO BALLOT

Colleagues, UNISON’s Scottish Local Government Committee met on Thursday 19th August 2021 to discuss the revised derisory offer from COSLA (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities). The original offer was REJECTED by UNISON Members and the recent attempt by the Employers to circumvent your legitimate right to pursue an improved offer, equates to an additional 3p […]

UNISON MEMBERS – SJC TRADE UNIONS (LETTER TO CABINET SECRETARIES)

Colleagues, Please see attached correspondence from the SJC Joint Trade Unions in relation to our pay campaign. The Scottish Government did not allocate any further funding during a meeting with COSLA group leaders and it was reported that the Cabinet Secretaries in attendance are reported to have made disparaging comments about local government workers during […]

UNISON SCOTLAND PREPARES FOR STRIKE ACTION (SJC)

Colleagues UNISON Scotland’s Local Government Committee has met this week to decide how we should take forward our pay campaign for those members covered by Scottish Joint Council (Red Book), following the rejection of the employers offer. UNISON will co-ordinate industrial action ballots with the other joint trade unions across the 32 Local Council’s – […]

PAY CAMPAIGN – UPDATE

Colleagues UNISON is currently making preparations for an Industrial Action Ballot of members, following the recent pay consultation result, where 87% of those participating rejected the employers offer and 74% indicating they are prepared to take strike action. Whilst these arrangements are being put in place – we are asking members to contact Renfrewshire Council’s […]

SJC PAY BALLOT – RESULT & UPDATE

Colleagues, UNISON MEMBERS REJECT SJC EMPLOYERS OFFER Following the pay consultation ballot which ended on Wednesday 28th April 2021 @ 5.00pm – UNISON members voted 88% to reject the employers offer and 74% indicating that they are prepared to take Strike Action. I have attached a letter to Councillor Iain Nicolson, Leader of Renfrewshire Council […]

WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY – 2021

Colleagues, The branch will be taking part in wreath laying ceremonies on Wednesday 28th April 2021 to commemorate – Workers Memorial Day 2021. Please see attached for further info. This years theme is  Health and Safety is a human right – let’s make it a reality. If you are able to join our socially distanced […]

UNISON MEMBERS ONLY – SJC PAY BALLOT – 7 DAYS TO GO

Colleagues, There are only 7 DAYS to go in the SJC Local Government Pay Ballot. It takes less than a minute to record your vote. Please use this link or the email already sent (check your junk folder): https://unison.tfaforms.net/190 HAVE YOUR SAY – MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT Thanks Mark Ferguson Branch Secretary

UNISON MEMBERS – COVID MEMBERS SURVEY (BOMBSHELL – REPORT)

Colleagues UNISON Scotland’s Local Government carried out a COVID survey of members. over 12,000 members taking part in the survey which highlighted some concerning and significant findings. Please see the press release by clicking this link: Bombshell report lays bare the impact of the pandemic on local government workers – UNISON Scotland (unison-scotland.org) Mark Ferguson, […]