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New Members Open Evenings

Open evenings for new members will be held in the Branch Office between 5.30-7.00pm on;

Thursday, 28 April 2016.

Thursday, 25 August 2016.

Thursday 24 November 2016.

All members welcome.


 Drop In Sessions

The Branch are holding weekly Drop In Sessions for anyone who would like to come and have a chat:

If you would like to arrange to drop in or if you have a more urgent matter please contact us as soon as possible.


Branch Annual General Meeting

The next scheduled AGM meeting will be in early March 2016 – date to be advised.


2016/17 Branch Executive Committee meetings – held at 9 am in the Branch office.

Thursday,  14th January.

Thursday,  11th February.

Thursday,  10th March.

Thursday, 14th April.

Thursday,  12th May.

Thursday,  9th June.

Thursday, 14 July.

Thursday,  8th September.

Thursday,  13th October.

Thursday,  10th November.

Thursday,  8th December.

Thursday, 12th January.

Thursday, 9th February.

Thursday, 9th March.


Retired members meetings – held at 10 am in the Edenbank Hotel, Dumfries.

17th March 2016 The new D&G Hospital Development Speaker from NHS Dumfries & Galloway

NHS Dumfries & Galloway is currently developing a new acute hospital at Garroch Loaning on the western

side of Dumfries. The first patients are expected to be admitted to the facility early in 2018. The speaker

will outline the Project and give an insight into its progress.

21st April 2016 Dumfries Historic Buildings Trust Luke Maloney

The DHBTrust is incorporated as a Building Preservation Trust to advance heritage by preserving and

restoring, for public benefit, buildings of particular beauty or of historic, architectural or constructional

interest, principally in and around Dumfries and Galloway; and to increase awareness, further appreciation

of, and education relating to, the architectural heritage of Dumfries and Galloway and the surrounding


19th May 2016 D & G Aviation Museum Susan Lammin

The museum, founded in 1977 by the Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Group, has a collection of airframes,

both civil and military, aero engines, artifacts, and a small, but ever-expanding collection of memorabilia

honouring airborne forces. Mrs Lammin will outline the history of the Dumfries aerodrome and look at

possible future Museum developments.

16th June 2016 Possible Outing to Drumlanrig Castle To be confirmed

Possible group outing to Drumlanrig Castle. To be decided.


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We still have spaces on our education course - Basic IT (SQA Workplace Core Skills Unit ) - (5 Mondays ) which is taking plave on 6th 13th 20th 27th November at 4th December at Cargen Towers Dumfries .

If you are a Dumfries and Galloway Council employee you are entitled to time off to attend subject to line manager approval .

Based outside Dumfries and want to attend? You will be allowed access to a pool car if available to attend.

For more information or an application form please email -

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Always take a Union Steward.....

Trade union members have big issues to address and fight on at the moment including resisting cuts to public services, opposing government austerity , battling overwork, fighting for equal pay and demanding a fair wage rise for all public services workers in 2018. These issues have a huge affect on our working lives and set the context for everything else.

In the middle of all that members still face the day to day matters of individual absence management, grievances, investigations, disciplinary hearings, etc.

So remember....always take a union steward!

Free Dementia Awareness course

Through out new lifelong learning partnership we are able to offer this course which is is taking place on 14/11/2017 09:00 -16:30 at CDU Cargen Towers, Dumfries.

If you are an employee of Dumfries and Galloway Council you are entitled subject to availblity a pool car to attend the course if required and paid time off to attend subject to line managers approval .

Should you have difficulty getting approval fron your line please let us know and we can see what we can do .

The course is an interactive & practical workshop and delegates will gain an understanding of dementia and how it affects people.

The course is aimed at everyone and suitable for anyone regardless of their job role .

Finally should you wish to attend this course please message this page or email .

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As an organisation and as a branch we support #WorldMentalHealthDay

Mental health issues are not something that people should be ashamed to speak about .

UNISON nationally is campaigning for more funding for mental health services so people can get the support they need when they need it .

Locally as a branch we are about to start engaging with our members and the wider work force to conduct a large scale mental health survey so that we can highlight issues to our employers and start working with them to improve support available to people suffering with mental health issues .

#breakthesigma #mentalhealthmatters