PENSION CONSULTATION

 
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David Stainthorpe our Local Government Convenor and DGC Pension Board Member has attended the launch of the local government pension scheme structure review event held at the COSLA offices in Edinburgh.
The meeting was addressed by Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance who hoped to see more opportunities for investment by the LG Pension funds in local Scottish infrastructure projects.
Our LG Stewards will discuss the consultation paper and the various options under consideration.  UNISON will submit a detailed response to this consultation and would ask any members wishing to help contribute to this work to get involved by contacting us at info@unisondumfries.org.uk

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4 days ago

Unison Dumfries & Galloway

UNISON Scotland , Unite Scotland and GMB Scotland are united in saying enough is enough on local government pay . For years we have had below inflation pay rises forced upon us which have result in real term pay cuts across all staff .

Now is the time to stand up and fight .

In the coming weeks we will be putting the offer to our members with the recommendation it is rejected !!!! This will give us the mandate to demand our employer Dumfries and Galloway Council and The Scottish Government ensure our members get a real terms pay cut and start to look to compensate staff for years of pay cuts !!!
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UNISON Scotland , Unite Scotland and GMB Scotland are united in saying enough is enough on local government pay . For years we have had below inflation pay rises forced upon us which have result in real term pay cuts across all staff . 

Now is the time to stand up and fight . 

In the coming weeks we will be putting the offer to our members with the recommendation it is rejected !!!! This will give us the mandate to demand our employer Dumfries and Galloway Council and The Scottish Government ensure our members get a real terms pay cut  and start to look to compensate staff for years of pay cuts !!!Image attachmentImage attachment

1 week ago

Unison Dumfries & Galloway

Unison shares the same concerns of other union’s for the safety of staff and pupils . The council must not reopen the facility until it is 100% sure the building is safe to avoid further injury to anyone .

Once this is done questions then must be answered to how this has been allowed to happen .NORTH WEST COMMUNITY CAMPUS - COUNCIL STATEMENT (11.09.18)

Following the closure of the North West Community Campus, our priority is continuing children’s learning in safe spaces. We want pupils and staff back in classrooms as soon as possible. The outcomes of the independent inspection are still being determined, and the Council is seeking absolute assurance that every classroom has been deemed safe.

The Council has been working on a number of contingency plans to ensure the continuity of young people’s education for the pupils in North West Community Campus. Until we have the assurance that the North West Community Campus is safe, we are putting these plans into place.

• From Wednesday, senior phase pupils will be back in classrooms and learning again: S4 pupils and teachers will be travelling to St Joseph’s College and S5 and S6 pupils and teachers will be travelling to Dumfries High School from the North West Community Campus. Travel arrangements have been put in place to transport the young people safely to these schools.

• Primary 7, S1, S2 and S3 pupils will be based in Lochside Primary School along with teaching staff from Thursday.

• Nursery and P1 to P6 will be based in St Ninian’s Primary School along with teacher and nursery staff from Thursday.

• The Learning Centre and associated staff will also be based at St Ninian’s Primary from Thursday.

The Council is committed to getting the North West Community Campus open again. Decisions will be taken as appropriate once we have assurances that the facility is safe for pupils, staff and the wider community. Providing the best start in life for all our young people is a priority for the Council. Therefore, the decision to get children back into appropriate learning environments as quickly as possible is our focus.

Additional study support for senior phase pupils will be provided throughout the year.
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Unison shares the same concerns of other union’s  for the safety of staff and pupils . The council must not reopen the facility until it is 100%  sure the building is safe to avoid further injury to anyone .

Once this is done questions then must be answered to how this has been allowed to happen .

1 week ago

Unison Dumfries & Galloway

"To all Care Workers We salute you".

BBC One
This inspirational young woman has written a brilliant open letter to anyone who looks down on care workers 🙌

Via @BBC Spotlight.
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