SOCIAL, RESIDENTIAL CARE & COMMUNITY (PPE & SAFE WORKING GUIDANCE) Colleagues Following a discussion with UNISON, COSLA and Health Protection Scotland new guidance has been issued tonight for PPE & Safe Working in the Community. UNISON will have urgent discussions with management at the earliest opportunity and staff will be advised of any necessary changes […]

Unions call for united policy on dealing with pandemic

Unison, Unite and the GMB have urged the First Minister to intervene over a perceived lack of urgency by councils in addressing the coronavirus threat. In a letter the unions state: “We are on the brink of the peak of the pandemic and still there exist major concerns over social distancing, personal protective equipment, the […]


Colleagues For us to face the challenges posed by this global pandemic it is important that we look after our own health, safety and wellbeing. Members who are self-isolating or working from home should maintain contact with family, friends and colleagues by telephone, through social media and maintain contact with your employer. Adjusting to the […]

Members Update – Children’s Services

Colleagues Please see the following link issued by the Scottish Government for staff employed in education settings: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-social-distancing-in-education-and-childcare-settings/pages/who-this-is-for/ UNISON Renfrewshire is having regular dialogue with Children’s Services and Kibble Education & Care Centre. It is our intention to discuss the above guidance with our employers and where changes in practice are required members will be notified at the earliest opportunity. Thanks Mark […]

COVID 19 – HSCP Members Urgent Update

***URGENT UPDATE*** MEMBERS EMPLOYED IN SOCIAL, RESIDENTIAL CARE & COMMUNITY ALARMS Colleagues Further to our prior email, please see below updated information for members employed by the HSCP and/or Renfrewshire Council. The following agreement was reached between management and UNISON Renfrewshire this morning: HSCP – Members PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) It has been agreed that […]


Colleagues, UNISON Renfrewshire Branch Officers took part in a conference call with HSCP Management this morning and a number of new agreements have been reached to improve reducing risks in the course of carrying out your duties. We are currently working on this advice – Please watch out for this later today. The branch is […]

COSLA and the SJC Trade Unions – Covid-19 FAQs

Colleagues COSLA and the SJC Trade Unions have agreed these Joint FAQ’s: https://www.cosla.gov.uk/news/2020/03/covid-19-employee-faqs Please note this is a live document and will be updated on a regular basis. Please continue to stay say, fit and healthy during these challenging times. UNISON Renfrewshire is continuing to operate a 7 days office hours service to our members […]

Press Release 26th March 2020

UNISON MEMBERS IN RENFREWSHIRE PROVIDING ESSENTIAL SERVICES TO OUR COMMUNITIES DURING IN THE COVID-19 CRISIS UNISON members working for Renfrewshire Council, Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership and other vital community and voluntary organisation continue to work during this difficult time. Whilst a great number of our members are working from home they continue to […]


Dear Colleague I would like to thank all those members who are working as emergency responders providing care to the most vulnerable in our communities in these challenging times and those working from home. Please find up-to-date information from this Scottish Government on “Keyworker Status” and Childcare link: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus—school-and-elc-closures-guidance-on-critical-childcare-provision-for-key-workers/ Remember if you are “Self Isolating”, […]

Members Update

Colleagues Firstly can I thank members for their patience during these unprecedented and challenging times. UNISON has been engaged in discussions with our employers in order to establish the most up to date information – please note that decisions, advice and consequences are changing almost on an hourly basis. RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL EMPLOYEES Childcare: If you […]