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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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Today is World Social Work Day. We want to celebrate all Social Workers across the UK, working to safeguard children, vulnerable adults and older people. Social workers are often working under huge pressure and workloads. A recent UNISON survey found 8 in 10 are working unpaid overtime, with a quarter working an extra 7 hours each week. ...

Today is World Social Work Day. We want to celebrate all Social Workers across the UK, working to safeguard children, vulnerable adults and older people. Social workers are often working under huge pressure and workloads. A recent UNISON survey found 8 in 10 are working unpaid overtime, with a quarter working an extra 7 hours each week.

3 days ago

Unison Dumfries & Galloway

Unison East Renfrewshire
🤔😕 "In work" according to the Office For National Statistics means that, in the past two weeks, someone spent one hour - ONLY ONE HOUR - in paid employment.

So someone on a miserable zero-hours contract, working only 30 minutes per week at minimum wage would be counted as being in work.

Someone who spends all their time working unpaid as a carer for a family member is considered "employed".

Someone on a fixed-hours part-time contract is considered in employment, no matter how much they actually take home at the end of the week.
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“IN THE SPOTLIGHT” - Disabled Access Day, Saturday, 16th March 2019

www.unisondumfries.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/SDMG-Newsletter-Spring-Edition-2019.pdf
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“IN THE SPOTLIGHT” - Disabled Access Day, Saturday, 16th March 2019 

https://www.unisondumfries.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/SDMG-Newsletter-Spring-Edition-2019.pdf