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Our June Newsletter was emailed to members, if you have trouble opening it you can view it on the following link: MBNewsletterJune17 Grace Chalmers … Continue reading
IMPORTANT – Scottish Social Services Council Briefings (SSSC) We are holding briefings next week regarding the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and would strongly urge you to attend one of these. If you are not directly registered with the SSSC … Continue reading
We will be attending UNISON Conference week commencing 19 June 2017, therefore, there will be limited availability for representation. If you have an issue which cannot wait, then please contact us between 9.30am and 3.00pm, Monday to Thursday, on 0131 … Continue reading
Dear Member Following one of the highest returns in a full membership consultation, UNISON members voted overwhelmingly to REJECT the Employers’ offer (77.6% of those voting). On this basis a decision was taken to proceed to a full Industrial Action … Continue reading
Why you should reject the offer What’s not fair? Your pay is worth far less now than ten years ago after years of pay restraint and inflation. Local government workers are seeing their living standards squeezed as the prices of … Continue reading
Download the latest newsletter from the Scottish Young Members Committee to find out what they have been up to. In the newsletter you will find all the contact details needed to get involved, as well as campaign news, training opportunities … Continue reading
Following 40 weeks of negotiations with council management and a ballot put out to members. UNISON Midlothian branch members have opted to accept council proposals which will see changes to terms and conditions of employment. 73% of UNISON members opted … Continue reading
Midlothian Council wish to change your terms and conditions of employment. UNISON Midlothian branch have been in talks with management for 40 weeks and have got as far as we can by negotiation. UNISON believes our members should decide whether … Continue reading
Report from Jody Lochery, Health & Safety Officer, UNISON Midlothian, regarding See Me (end mental health discrimination). UNISON Midlothian are committed to tackling Mental Health stigma in the workplace. Almost 50% of long-term absences from work are the result of … Continue reading
Young members drop in 27.1.16
UNISON, the trade union for Scotland’s library staff, has published a report ‘Read It and Weep’, which outlines the experience of those working in Scotland’s libraries. It raises the concerns and difficulties of staff who are simultaneously being expected to … Continue reading
In amongst the fun, fizz and burgers, if you’re going to the Mayfield Gala, you might want to spare a thought for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. We’re going to be at Mayfield Gala Day on Saturday … Continue reading
Since our earlier briefings on holiday pay claims, a number of employers have attempted to limit their liability for back pay by including additional money for holiday pay in workers’ pay, hence the recent tribunal………… This triggers the time limit … Continue reading
‘NORMAL PAY FOR HOLIDAY’ CLAIMS Background On 22 May 2014, UNISON member Joe Lock was successful in his claim, Lock v British Gas. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) found that a workers 20 days statutory annual … Continue reading
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TUESDAY, 18 FEBRUARY 2014 DALKEITH ARTS CENTRE 5.00PM FOR 5.30PM PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND Agenda Sederunt Apologies for Absence Minutes of Branch Annual General Meeting of 20 February 2013 and Matters Arising Branch Secretary’s Report Branch … Continue reading
We would like to invite you to come along to the UNISON Office, 29-35 Jarnac Court, Dalkeith, on Wednesday 8 February 2017 from 4.30pm onwards, to introduce you to our Branch Officers. This is to give you the opportunity to meet and have a chat with the team. We were also thinking of going for refreshments afterwards.
If you would like to come along please contact us on 0131 654 1129.