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 […]

BIG BLETHER – SCHOOL SUPPORT/EARLY LEARNING & CHILDCARE

Colleagues Please see below details for two “Big Blether” sessions for School Support Staff and Early Learning & Childcare. School support Staff On Friday 26 February from 3–4.30pm, Education Scotland, in partnership with COSLA, Public Health Scotland and trades unions/professional organisations, is hosting a ‘Big Blether’ event aimed at all school support staff. Public Health Blether […]

RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL – NEW PAY & GRADING PROPOSALS BALLOT

Colleagues, UNISON Members employed by Renfrewshire Council who are Scottish Joint Council (SJC Red Book) Conditioned, will receive ballot information on the New Pay & Grading Proposals from today. Members who have registered an email address with us will receive an email invitation to vote online and those with no registered email will be receiving […]

STEWARDS/WORKPLACE CONTACTS – 2021

Colleagues, Following our successful AGM aggregate meetings, we are pleased to open up our Workplace Stewards applications for 2021. If you are interested in becoming a Workplace Steward or Workplace Contact – please see attached document. UNISON STEWARDS ELECTIONS 2021 Thanks Mark Ferguson Branch Secretary

UNISON MEMBERS – BRANCH SECRETARY ANNUAL REPORT

Colleagues, Please see attached Annual Branch Secretary’ Report. Members participating in this weeks AGM aggregate meetings will have an opportunity to ask questions. Thanks AGM BRANCH SEC REPORT Mark Ferguson Branch Secretary

COVID 19 UPDATE – SCHOOLS & EARLY YEARS

Dear Colleagues Further to my previous email on the return of Schools and Early Years, please see below up-to-date information: NEW GUIDANCE We are awaiting the Scottish Government to publish the new guidance, now expected early next week. UNISON is represented on the Scottish COVID-19 Education Recovery Group (CERG) and is highlighting the need for […]

UNISON MEMBERS – UPDATE AGM (ALL MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND)

Colleagues, Please find attached reminder for our forthcoming AGM aggregate meetings on both 17th & 18th February 2021 @12noon & 5.00pm. CHRISTINA MCANEA – UNISON’s New and First Woman General Secretary will be speaking on Wednesday 17th February meeting @ 5.00pm LORRAINE THOMSON – UNISON SCOTLAND’s CHAIR (EDUCATION ISSUES GROUP) will speak on Thursday 18th […]

COVID 19 UPDATE – Schools & Early Years

Colleagues, UNISON is in discussion with Renfrewshire Council following the First Minister’s announcement on the partial return of schools and early years. The return date for the partial re-opening will be: Monday 22nd Febraury 2021 School (Primary) – 1-3  Schools (Secondary) – 4th – 6th Years (technical based work) Early Years – Full Return UNISON […]

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2021

Colleagues We promote and support Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) – the international day on 27 January to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi Persecution and in genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. 27 January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. The […]