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UNISON’s Training & Development team provides an education programme covering many  topics.

The following courses will be held locally throughout 2016 and are free to UNISON members, if you are interested in attending please contact the Branch office as spaces are limited.

– Dementia Awareness
– Deaf Awareness
– Stress Awareness
– Your Skills Your Future

In addition to the UNISON Courses, the Branch has access to 29 online courses that can award you certificates in Management, Health & Social Care Training or General CPD’s are also available.  Some of these courses are free others are at discounted rates for Branch members.  Online courses can commence at any time and are an excellent way to improve your employability or promotional prospects.  Use of a computer is essential, our training laptops can be used or loaned from the Branch office on a first come first served basis.

Our training courses are available to all employees, but spaces are limited and priority is given to UNISON members.  If you would like to a book a space on one of these courses please complete the Member Training Application Form and email to the Branch ( info@unisondumfries.org.uk )

 

Branch Representatives Training

Employment Rights Act, mandatory for all reps, date TBC (early March).

Branch Officers courses, April/May

New Stewards Part 1 course, as required.

 

If there is any training that you think would be beneficial, please contact the Branch Office.

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PRESS RELEASE: Public services short-changed by MacKay Today's budget falls short of the commitment to our public workers and services that we demanded at our rally today. After today's budget Derek MacKay can expect to see a sustained campaign from public workers to begin restoring livelihoods. The issue of public sector pay will not disappear. Whilst worker pressure has already achieved some incremental increase from the UK’s austerity approach, it is not acceptable that so many public service workers, including teachers, fire fighters and many nurses, should face further pay cuts. We recognise that the Finance Secretary has a difficult job in protecting Scotland’s budget against UK austerity. The smug self-satisfaction of the Scottish Tories belies the havoc that their government is wreaking on public services across the UK. However the SNP made several ambitious manifesto commitments and says it wants to do right by public workers. So now was the time to be bold. Scottish workers have made their demands clear, and dialogue between the STUC and Derek MacKay has emphasised the urgency of a real-terms pay rise for all public workers. Every public worker in Scotland deserves a pay-rise at inflation-level or above. This means that the Finance Secretary has to be clear he is funding every area of public sector provision to ensure this can be delivered. We will be looking particularly closely at the detail of the budget, but are disappointed in the real terms cuts in resource funding for local government. Whilst its good that the debate on tax has finally begun, the STUC is disappointed that the Scottish Government has not used their powers to make a significant commitment to public service investment and public worker pay. £20 a week additional tax for someone earning £2000 a week is simply too little when public services are at breaking point. To find more resources the Finance Secretary could have abandoned the Small Business Bonus scheme which drains the economy of £200 million a year with no evidence that it is the best way to invest in local economies. If it is to exist, it must focus on creating jobs that pay at least the Living Wage. Public workers will now be seriously doubting this government’s commitment to our services.

Today the Scottish Government set their budget which will dedicate what money the public sector has within Scotland . UNISON has made it clear that there should be no more cuts !!!

Unison has also made it clear that the public sector pay cap must go and that work must be done to compensate workers for their loss of wages over the last seven years !!!
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