UNISON MEMBERS – CHRISTINA MCANEA ELECTED FIRST WOMAN GENERAL SECRETARY

Colleagues I am delighted to announce that Christina McAnea has been elected as UNISON’s new General Secretary. Christina McAnea elected UNISON general secretary Christina was born and raised in Drumchapel, worked as a Housing Officer for Glasgow City Council before embarking in her trade union career. I was very proud to have played a significant […]

UNISON MEMBERS – COVID 19 UPDATE (LOCKDOWN – STAY AT HOME)

Colleagues Firstly, I would like to wish all our members and their families all the very best for the new year and I hope we will transition out of the pandemic soon. Following further guidance form the Scottish Government, discussions with our employers and internal UNISON discussions, the most up to date information is provided: […]

COVID 19 UPDATE – SCHOOLS, EARLY YEARS & EDUCATION

Colleagues Further to my previous email. Please see below information received from Children’s Services: “Given the announcement by the First Minister on 4th January 2021, I wanted to provide you with the most up to date information possible prior to the start of term tomorrow.  It has now been confirmed that schools and centres will remain […]

COVID 19 – EDUCATION UPDATE

Colleagues Firstly, I would like to wish all our members and their families a Happy New Year and hope our transition out of the pandemic is swift. UNISON will be attending the COVID Education Recovery Group (CERG) meeting today to discuss the current situation. Thereafter a meeting of Senior Activists/Officials will take place to consider […]

UNISON RENFREWSHIRE – FESTIVE CONTACT

Colleagues As we come to the end of 2020 I wanted to convey my sincere thanks to all our members for your tremendous response during the pandemic. You have undoubtedly help save thousands of lives and continued to provide our local services throughout, often going way beyond your normal roles and under very different conditions. […]

COVID REWARD – UPDATE

Colleagues, Please see below update in relation to COVID Reward Payments. £500 bonus petition & decision of COSLA Leaders  Further to the motion agreed at Scottish Council our petition to call on the Scottish Government to extend the £500 bonus payment to all Covid responders is up here: https://www.megaphone.org.uk/petitions/where-is-our-ps500 Please circulate this widely and encourage […]

UNISON MEMBERS ONLY – COVID 19 REWARD (WHERE IS OUR £500 – PETITION)

Colleagues, UNISON Scotland agreed the motion on Saturday submitted by our branch following the Scottish Governments announcement to pay a COVID REWARD PAYMENT of £500 (pro-rata) to the NHS and Social Care. The campaign does not ask why those in scope are worthy – we are asking why others aren’t worthy? Please use this link […]

UNISON MEMBERS – HOMEWORKING ALLOWANCE & COVID 19 REWARD

Colleagues, Further to my previous email, I have now received a reply from the Leader of the Council – Cllr Iain Nicolson, advising that the employer intends to roll out advice to staff to claim the “homeworking allowance” directly through the HMRC. The Council have therefore decided not to pay the £6 per week (tax-free) […]

SOFT FM SERVICES REVIEW- RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL

Colleagues It is my intention to hold a meeting to discuss the proposals arising from the SOFT FM Review negotiations. The meeting will take place @ 5.30pm on Thursday 17th December 2020. Please register for a ticket for this event using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/soft-fm-services-unison-meeting-tickets-132275969987 You will receive a further link to join the meeting […]

EMERGENCY MOTION – COVID 19 REWARD PAYMENT

Dear Colleague UNISON Renfrewshire’s Branch Executive agreed today to submit the attached motion to our Scottish Regional Council meeting on Saturday 5th December 2020. The Scottish Government must recognise all workers across Public Services who have responded to COVID 19. Thanks Mark Ferguson Branch Secretary EMERGENCY_MOTION_-_SCOTTISH_COUNCIL_5.12.20