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UNISON is Scotland’s largest public sector trade union representing around 160,000 members delivering services in the public, community and private sector across Scotland.


What is a trade union?

A trade union is a group of working people who have joined together to achieve better pay and working conditions and a safer working environment.

Trade unions negotiate with employers on behalf of union members to agree wages, work rules, complaint procedures, rules governing hiring, firing and promotion of workers, benefits, workplace safety and other policies.

In recent years, unions have campaigned for and won:

● a national minimum wage
● improved parental leave provisions
● equality legislation
● laws on reasonable working hours
● minimum holiday and sickness entitlements
● health and safety in the workplace

You can think of trade unions as your insurance policy for work.

UNISON is the trade union for all public service workers even if they work for voluntary organisations or private companies; we believe in:

UNISON in Dumfries & Galloway

We have over 5000 members in Dumfries and Galloway, with Branch Officers, Stewards and Health & Safety Reps located throughout the region you have a strong local Branch support network ready to help you wherever and whenever you need us.

Locally, UNISON reps have negotiated far better than statutory minimum terms and conditions for members in their workplaces.  Please join us and support your colleagues in attaining better working conditions – Together, we are stronger.

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The introduction of Universal Credit has the potential to significantly impact on the jobs of UNISON members working in Housing Benefit & Welfare rights roles . The Bargaining and Campaigns team are keen to hear from members working in these areas about what has , or seems likely to change, in their job as a result.

Please could you ask any relevant members to get in touch with me – S.low2@unison.co.uk with anything they want to say about .

1.What changes there have been since Universal Credit has been rolled out?
2. How much the shambles that the roll out has been has made or stopped things happening.
3. What changes do they see in their job happening longer term as a result of UC ?

Many thanks

Stephen Low
Policy Officer
UNISON Scotland
Tel: 0141 342 2811/ 0795 685 2822
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