MANIFESTO FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS IN SCOTLAND 2017

 
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On Saturday 1 April 2017 UNISON Scotland launched its manifesto for the local government elections – it calls for sustainable funding for local government; local delivery of services; investment in social care with direct monitoring of care services and sufficient weighting to fair work in contracts and adoption with UNISON Ethical Care Charter; protection of social work budgets; a massive social housing programme; investment in library services and facilities.

The full manifesto can be downloaded here:
http://www.unison-scotland.org/library/Local-Government-Manifesto-2017-interactive.pdf

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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