UNISON MEMBERS – SCHOOLS & EARLY YEARS CENTRES (RECOVERY)

Colleagues The recovery process for Schools, Nursery Classes and Early Years Centres has required a significant response from the trade unions and your employer to ensure that the health, safety and wellbeing of all staff and children are central in the decision making process. UNISON and EIS (teaching union) agreed a joint document over a […]

UNISON MEMBERS – FREE WORKSHOPS

Colleagues  The pandemic that is Covid-19 has claimed many lives both directly and indirectly related to it and our members are at the forefront of supporting patients, clients and their families who are impacted by it. This can be extremely stressful and challenging for our members and will inevitably have an impact on their own […]

GO TO VIDEO MEETING – RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL

Dear Colleague I would like to extend an invitation  to join some of your Branch Officers on a video call – Tonight Wednesday 3rd June 2020 @ 6.30pm. This will allow an opportunity for you to engage, raise issues or ask questions in relation to the current COVID 19 Pandemic. The main focus of discussion will […]

SCHOOLS & EDUCATION ESTABLISHMENTS – ENVIRONMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE

Dear Colleague Following the First Minister and Depute First Minister’s announcements to begin the recovery of schools and education establishments in June, Renfrewshire Council advised the trade unions that the cleaning and preparations of buildings will commence from Monday 1st June 2020. I appreciate that this will have raised some cause for concern especially given the […]

ALL MEMBERS – EDUCATION/SCHOOLS CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Dear Colleague UNISON has received a number of calls from worried members employed in Schools & Education Establishments raising concerns that they are being asked to return early June for deep cleaning of premises. This role and function is performed by qualified cleaning staff employed by another department and who provide this through a service […]

UNISON MEMBERS – COVID 19 “TEST & PROTECT”

Dear Colleagues COVID Workforce Issues Update – Test and Protect The First Minister has just announced the launch of Test and Protect – Scotland’s test, trace and isolate program which is set to go live in every one of Scotland’s 14 health board areas on Thursday. From the end of this week, through Test and Protect, […]

EDUCATION ESTABLISHMENTS & SCHOOLS

Dear Colleague Members may have seen reports in the media today about plans to re-open schools in Scotland. UNISON alongside the teaching unions are engaged in discussions with the Scottish Government and COSLA as part of recovery plans for all education establishments. We are currently awaiting further details to be announced by the First Minister […]

UNISON MEMBERS – COVID 19 UPDATE

Dear Colleagues UNISON’s Scottish Local Government Committee have launched a campaign video prior to us commencing discussions with COSLA on the four strands we have previously set out. You can view this video on our facebook and website pages. SURVEY A short survey has been produced to gather members views on what the post-lock down […]

UNISON LAUNCH COVID 19 – CAMPAIGN “BETTER FUTURE”

Colleagues UNISON Scotland’s Local Government Committee have launched a campaign today in light of the current COVID 19 situation and a response to 10 years of austerity. Our members have responded brilliantly to this crisis and have shown how significant and required local government is to the community we serve. The campaign has 4 strands […]

UNISON PRESS RELEASE – WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY 2020

UNISON RENFREWSHIRE COMMEMORATES THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES AT WORK ON WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY 2020   International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) on 28 April is our day to remember the dead and fight for the living. This year’s commemoration takes on a new importance as we remember those who have sadly died delivering vital care […]