Community Conference 2018

Moray UNISON is entitled to send a delegation to Community Conference and Seminar in Southport, on 2-4 March 2018.

 The annual conference and seminar for members in the Community Service Group are a key focus where activists, and potential activists, can learn, discuss, and grow in confidence amongst colleagues in similar employer small community organisations, big charities and housing associations.

 Any eligible member interested in attending should contact the Branch by Monday 11th December 2017. read more

Menopause in Work Survey

The Menopause in Work survey, which was launched at the STUC women’s conference in Glenrothes on 30th October, is open until 1st December 2017.

The STUC women’s committee is interested in investigating how Scottish employers are responding to menopause in work and what the experiences of women in the workplace are. We would like you to complete this survey as honestly as you can. Your personal data will always be kept 100% confidential and is open to men and women, union members and non-union members. read more

UNISON Response to Open Letter from Cllr Alexander

UNISON members at Moray Council will now be aware of the statement issued yesterday (21st November) by Cllr Alexander in response to the comments made in the media by Cllr Wilson.  At this point in time Moray UNISON has not been made aware of the budget cuts being proposed by the Council however, we will update members with the position as soon as possible.

Please find below Moray UNISON Branch press release in response to Cllr Alexander’s statement:

Having considered the statement from Councillor Alexander which was issued this morning, UNISON can concur with his assessment that the comments made by Councillor Wilson have indeed “spread fear and alarm”.   UNISON has already been approached by members deeply concerned for their jobs and it is regrettable that this information is in the public domain before unions and affected staff have been provided with the detail. read more

Stars in Our Schools – 24th November 2017

Stars in Our Schools is a celebration of school support staff. UNISON has organised the day to celebrate the wonderful work they do every day and to make sure the world knows just how vital they are to children’s education.

Nominate a Star and win a prize

This is your chance to let a member of school support staff know how much you value the fantastic work they do. Anyone can nominate a school support staff worker for entry into a prize draw to win a £25 Marks and Spencer voucher. And if your nominee wins, you’ll receive a £25 Marks and Spencer voucher too!

UNISON’s Stars in Our Schools prize draw is all about recognising the wonderful contribution of school support staff who work so hard to keep schools running smoothly, help children learn and keep everybody safe and healthy.

One ‘Star’ winner will be drawn from each of the 12 regions across the UK, so there will be vouchers for the 12 Stars and their nominators, making 24 prizes in total. read more

Scottish Black Members Group AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Black Members Group will take place on Saturday, 18th November, 2017, from 10.30 am until 1.00 pm approximately in the UNISON office, 60 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3UQ.

Any member wishing to attend should contact the Branch Secretary by Wednesday 1st November 2017.  The Branch will pay travel and subsistence costs.

Any member wishing to stand for Scottish Black Members Committee positions (details below) should contact the Branch Secretary by Wednesday 1st November 2017 as Branch Committee approval will need to be sought for any nomination. read more