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Branch Officers and Stewards at Unison Dumfries and Galloway work to provide our members with assistance whenever required.

It is important that you ensure any workplace issues are dealt with promptly, as often minor concerns can develop into something more serious.  If you have a query regarding your employment, terms and conditions or general workplace issues then the following procedure should be followed;

Your Stewards are volunteers who work alongside you, so they are best placed to give you help and support.

STEWARDS BY EMPLOYER

DGHP

Vacant

Further Education

Vacant – Dumfries and Galloway College, Dumfries Campus

Senga  Mann – Dumfries and Galloway College, Stranraer Campus

The Richmond Fellowship

Sandra Trotter

ACAD/Caretech

Marion McCallie

Dumfries and Galloway Council

Chief Exec Service

Philip McGroggan – Cargen Tower, Dumfries

Social Work

Gavin Thin-Smith – Criminal Justice Social Work, 79 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries

Maria Porteous – Cree East, Dumfries

Shona Ramsay – Annan Town Hall, Annan

EE&I

David Stainthorpe – Municipal Chambers, Buccleuch Street, Dumfries

Grant Coltart – Militia House, Dumfries

Sean Skelton – Buccleuch Street, Dumfries

Caroline McLachlan – Abercromby Road Ind. Estate, Castle Douglas

Communities

Mike Mcewen – Newington Leisure Centre, Annan

Joe Smedley – Carruthers House, Dumfries

Education

Sheelah Smith – Annan Academy, St John’s Road, Annan

Karen Korus – Langlands School

Angela Kearney – Dumfries Academy

Jan Andrews – Harthill, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire

Jim Boyle – Lockerbie Primary School, Lockerbie

STARS

Dawn Rippingale – Monreith House

BRANCH OFFICERS

Branch Secretary – Grant Coltart

Assistant Branch Secretary – Jan Andrews

Chair Person – Phil McGroggan

Service and Conditions Officers – Jan Andrews

Retired Members Chairperson – Sue Chalmers

Retired Members Secretary – Liam Chalmers

Branch Treasurer – Angela Kearney

Health and Safety Officer – Karen Korus

Young Persons Officer  – Sean Skelton

Education Officer – Sean Skelton

International Officer – Grant Coltart

Welfare Officer – Gavin Thin-Smith

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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 - info@unisondumfries.org.uk.

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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!
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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 sean.skelton@dumgal.gov.uk .

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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
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