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

Local Government Pay Claim 2018

UNISON Scotland is seeking the views of union branches on the shape and content of next year’s pay claim. Branch responses will feed into a report to be tabled at the Local Government Conference on 1 December 2017 and a final decision reached on the claim that UNISON will use for discussion with the other SJC Trade Unions. It is hoped that agreement can be sought with Unite and GMB at a national level that will allow the claim to be submitted early in the new year.

Two possible claim suggestions have been made; read more

Scottish Women’s Networking Day

UNISON is holding a Scottish Women’s Networking Day at the Stirling Highland Hotel on Saturday 25th November 2017.  The event is intended to bring together UNISON’s women members to share their experiences of providing public services during a period when the UK Government is continuing to underfund their delivery.

Further details can be obtained from the Branch Secretary and any member wishing to attend should contact the Branch Secretary by 12 noon on 20th October 2017.