Moray Council Budget Cuts

Please find below the Moray Unison statement in respect of the Moray Council budget cuts approved by the Council’s ruling administration on 14th February:

Moray Unison is appalled by the decision of Moray Council at its meeting this morning (14th February 2018) to agree a package of nearly £7 million pounds worth of cuts to services.

Suzanne Wright, Branch Secretary stated “the cuts agreed by Full Council this morning are not only a devastating blow to our members whose jobs are being cut, but will wreak havoc on already pressured services.” 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

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

Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) hours

Members working in Early Years/Nursery provisions will have received today (or will receive on their next working day) a letter from Moray Council Human Resources department outlining the Authority’s plans for moving forward with the expansion of provision within the sector in line with the requirements of the Scottish Government.

Art this stage, there is limited information available on the changes being proposed however prior to any agreement, formal consultation with staff and the relevant trade unions will be undertaken in line with the Council’s Change Management Policy. read more



Congratulations to Elgin High School who won the UNISON Sports Cup back in June at the inter-schools cricket competition.  Well done to the other teams taking part from Milnes High School and Forres Academy.  Elgin High School ‘s success didn’t stop there as they went on to win the National event at Perth.  Well done to all involved! 

UNISON Steward, Ewan McNeil presents the trophy to the winning team from Elgin High School.