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

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT – COVID 19 PAYMENT

Colleagues, You will no doubt have seen that the Scottish Government announced a £500 (full-time equivalent) payment for all NHS and Social Care Staff. UNISON will take part in further meetings with the Scottish Government today, to establish who is in scope for this payment, however it is clear that the majority of local government workers […]

AGM 2021 – Preliminary Notice

Colleagues Please see attached Preliminary Notice for our AGM 2021. More detailed information and joining instructions will be issued in the Final Agenda. Preliminary_Notice_AGM_2021 Thanks Mark Ferguson Branch Secretary

HOME WORKING COSTS & WORKING COSTS

Colleagues It has been brought to my attention that information is being circulated by line managers encouraging staff to claim directly through the HMRC for the tax-free element. This would mean that you would only receive a small amount and not the full tax-free value. UNISON has been pursuing this both with Renfrewshire Council and […]

PRESS RELEASE – PROPOSED PAY FREEZE

PROPOSED PAY FREEZE FOR PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO BE ‘FROZEN OUT’ AFTER HEROIC RESPONSE TO COVID 19 PANDEMIC This morning’s leaked announcement that the UK Government is proposing to freeze the pay of public sector workers with the possible exception of frontline NHS workers could spark a revolt by workers in these […]

COVID 19 TIER 4 – UNISON STATEMENT

Colleagues Please see the following statement issued by UNISON Scotland in relation to Tier Level 4 areas: The Scottish Government Covid 19 Regulations announced on Tuesday 17 November place the following areas in level four from 18.00 Friday 20 November until December 11: Glasgow City Renfrewshire East Renfrewshire East Dunbartonshire West Dunbartonshire South Lanarkshire North […]

UNISON MEMBERS – COVID 19 TIER LEVEL 4

Colleagues The First Minister has announced this afternoon that Renfrewshire will move into Tier Level 4 on Friday the 20th November 2020 @ 6.00pm. In my capacity as Chair of UNISON’s Local Government Committee and Renfrewshire Branch Secretary I will be involved in meetings later today to discuss the situation and what advice we will […]

UNISON MEMBERS – COVID CARE PACKS

Colleagues UNISON will be distributing COVID Care packs for our members to individual work places that are operating. Our members can collect a pack from the main reception/office areas. These are being distributed over the next few days and will include: All Schools, Early Years Establishments, Care @ Home (Drop Down Hubs), Underwood Road, Renfrewshire […]

GENERAL SECRETARY BALLOT

Dear Colleagues GENERAL SECRETARY BALLOT – CLOSES 27th NOVEMBER “UNISON Renfrewshire Branch nominated Christina McAnea to be our first Women General Secretary. Christina was born and raised in Drumchapel and has worked her way to become one of the most senior trade union women across our islands. Christina has worked across our union and is […]