COVID 19 – UPDATE

Dear Colleague Please find attached e-bargaining brief relating to economic recovery produced for UNISON branches, further guidance on facemasks and a link to UNISON’s call for a new national care service. Guidance on the extended use of Facemasks The Chief Nursing Officer has issued supplementary guidance on the extended use of face masks and face […]

UNISON MEMBERS – SCHOOLS RECOVER DFM STATEMENT

Dear Colleague Following the Deputy First Minister’s statement yesterday indicating that Schools may return to full capacity in August – UNISON has issued the following press release as an initial response: https://www.unison-scotland.org/return-to-school-must-be-driven-by-safety-not-politics-says-unison-scotland/ I have attached  a copy of the full statement issued by the DFM. As you are aware we have been preparing for a […]

SCHOOLS & EDUCATION ESTABLISHMENTS – COVID 19 UPDATE

Dear Colleague UNISON has been in regular contact with the employer in relation to the recovery of Schools and Early Years. The Scottish Government has announced that all schools across the country should be open from 11th August 2020. Renfrewshire schools and nursery classes were not due back until the 12th August 2020 under the […]

ALL MEMBERS ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

Colleague It has been brought to our attention that some members working in Environment and Infrastructure Services may have been contact by text and/or telephone today advising them to return to work tomorrow, as the 12 weeks for those with underlying health issues ends on 18th June 2020. It is expected that the Scottish Government and Public Health […]

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, […]