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 […]

ALL MEMBERS

Colleagues UNISON Scotland has launched a campaign to address the funding crisis in Scottish Councils. We call on the both the Westminster and Scottish Government to address the financial crisis we face. The pre-covid deficit and covid costs have placed local services and jobs at risk. Local Council Services are so important to our communities and […]

ALL MEMBERS – Schools & Education Establishments

Colleagues Following the announcement that Renfrewshire will be placed into tier 3 and new Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance on reducing the risks from COVID-19 in schools  – (Non-statutory guidance to ensure a safe and supportive environment for learning and teaching). I have attached the new guidance for members. We will seek an early discussions with our employers […]

SOCIAL, RESIDENTIAL & COMMUNITY CARE

Dear Colleague Please find attached newsletter for members working across our social care areas. UNISON Renfrewshire is looking to form a new “Social Care Forum” – see newsletter for further details. Thanks once again for all your hard work and commitment during the pandemic. Thanks Mark Ferguson Branch Secretary Social_Care_Newsletter_Autumn_2020

General Secretary Election – Branch Nomination

Dear Colleagues Please see the statement below issued following the Branch Executive meeting today: “UNISON Renfrewshire Branch have agreed to nominate 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. […]

SCHOOLS & EDUCATION ESTABLISHMENTS – COVID 19 UPDATE

Operational_Guidance_for_Schools_Aug_2020 Dear Colleagues Firstly, I would like to welcome you back into your work place. I fully understand that you may feel concerned or anxious about returning, be rest assured that UNISON has been engaged in discussions with the Scottish Government, their scientific advisors, COSLA and Renfrewshire Council to ensure your health, safety and wellbeing […]

UNISON MEMBERS – ONLINE TRAINING COURSE (ASSERTIVENESS)

Colleagues, Through our Scottish Union Learning Funding we have worked with one of our providers  http://www.positively-speaking.co.uk/about-us/  to to develop a tutored online Assertiveness Course. Assertiveness concerns being able to express feelings, wishes, wants and desires appropriately and is an important personal and interpersonal skill. In all your interactions with other people, whether at home or at […]

COVID 19 – UPDATE

Dear Colleague HOME WORKING/LAUNDRY/BREAK/TRAVEL EXPENSES Please see attached correspondence in relation to UNISON’s call for employee incurred expenses to paid retrospectively. The correspondence was sent to both Renfrewshire Council and the Health & Social Care Partnership. EDUCATION & EARLY YEARS RECOVERY Some early year’s establishments have already returned to work and providing services to children […]

COVID 19 – UNDERLYING HEALTH OR AT RISK – UPDATE

Dear Colleague UNDERLYING HEALTH CONIDITONS & AT RISK GROUPS The Scottish Government issued new guidance on 18th June 2020 for people with an “underlying health condition” or “at risk”. Renfrewshire Council took a decision at the start of “lockdown” to send all staff home for a period of 12 weeks with either “underlying health conditions” […]

COVID 19 – UPDATE

Dear Colleague I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members who have worked hard to provide essential services to our community during this pandemic. It is without a doubt that your heroic response has saved many lives and protected you, your family and colleagues. I would also like to acknowledge all […]