COVID 19 – HSCP MEMBERS UPDATE

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 […]

Urgent Update – KEY WORKER STATUS & CHILDCARE

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 […]

COVID-19 Update

Colleagues Firstly I would like to thank all those members providing front line services to vulnerable members of our communities as part of our essential services response. UNISON is in daily dialogue with management and we have raised issues identified through telephone and e-mails from our members. I appreciate that Personal Protective Equipment is in […]

Covid-19 Members Update

Colleagues UNISON Renfrewshire is maintaining daily dialogue with our employers as part of the emergency response to the current pandemic. As you will be aware things are changing almost on an hourly basis and every decision and its consequences are being fully considered. I can assure members that the health, safety, your wellbeing and that […]

2019 Local Government & National Delegate Conference

Unison Renfrewshire is participating in the annual Local Government and National Delegate conferences from the 16th to the 21st June 2019. You can access full details of the conferences below. Look out for updates and news from the delegates. 16 – 17 June 2019 (ACC Liverpool) 2019 Local Government Conference 18 – 21 June 2019 […]

Get help with school uniform costs this summer

Struggling to make ends meet? Worried about back to school costs? Help is on hand We have set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income with school uniform costs by way of a one-off payment of up to £120. To apply, download the application form from www.unison.org.uk/thereforyou or contact UNISONDirect on […]

Worker’s memorial day

UNISON Renfrewshire taking part in “Workers Memorial Day” commemorations at Renfrew & Paisley. I would also like to pay tribute to a family friend David Robert’s who lost his young life as a consequence of an accident at a steel works in Sheffield – “always in our thoughts”