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YOUNG WORKERS SUMMER TRAINING WEEKEND 2019

June 19th, 2019

For more information contact our branch secretary on – 01387 257393 The programme will included introductory workshops for new young members, giving them a chance to learn about the history of unions, how they work and what role they can play. For more experienced young members, there will be a variety of workshops aimed at […]

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For UNISON, it’s solidarity forever, pledges Dave Prentis

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Housing Benefit & Welfare rights roles

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 […]

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Scotland in Unison May 2019

June 17th, 2019

Scotland in UNISON No 137 May 2019 2 May, 2019 STUC special – reports from STUC Congress 2019; Government must use powers to make people’s lives better; Dundee home care workers defeat conditions changes; End the exploitation of dedicated care workers; National job evaluation starts in FE colleges; Boss’s pay rise slammed as Gas jobs […]

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Get help with school uniform costs this summer.

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Scotland in UNISON No 137 May 2019.

http://www.unison-scotland.org/library/siumay2019.pdf

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Harassment in the workplace is never OK.

If you work in healthcare and you’ve seen or experienced harassment at work, we need to hear from you. Take our survey and help UNISON stamp out unacceptable behaviour at work. #neverOK   CLICK HERE FOR SURVEY

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#hospify

April 9th, 2019

https://www.hospify.com #hospify #Uhealth19

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NMC ANNOUNCEMENT

We would like to hear from you! We are putting together our new five year plan for 2020 and beyond, outlining an ambitious vision for the NMC, and we want you to tell us what you think we should focus on. Find out more – https://www.nmc.org.uk/shapingthefuture #futureNMC #Uhealth19

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Unison Health Conference 2019. Mental Health, workload and staff burn out. #UHC2019 #UHC19

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Members – £5k FREE INSURANCE

March 16th, 2019

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SDMG Newsletter Spring Edition 2019

SDMG Newsletter Spring Edition 2019

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Scotland in UNISON No 136 March 2019

March 14th, 2019

Exposing the ‘silent slaughter’ of services. Branches challenge budget cuts across Scotland’s councils; Report says social care workers deserve fair work and fair pay; Glasgow equal pay victory explained; Glasgow women win as Communications Awards celebrate work in branches; Best council pay offer in a decade; UN Anti-Racism Day Glasgow rally 16 March Glasgow; Joint Utilities: […]

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT PAY DEAL

March 1st, 2019

You will be aware that whilst UNISON concluded our ballot on pay on the 31st January 2019, with members voting in record numbers to accept the offer, we have been awaiting the outcome of the two other SJC trade unions internal consultations. The GMB ballot has now also delivered a vote to accept the offer.  […]

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NHS Staff – A Confidential, Safe Place for Staff

February 1st, 2019

Spiritual Care Lead Dawn Allan is on hand to offer holistic support to staff who would like to take in a confidential, safe space. By offering therapeutic listening, Dawn acknowledges what affects a person emotionally, mentally, physically, psychologically and spiritually. She says: “Staff are NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s most valuable assest and to have a […]

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Unison Retired Members Section – Information for all

January 22nd, 2019

Hi everyone, We had a very informative talk on D&G Council’s “Trusted Trader Scheme” and also a run through the various ‘scams’ which are currently in operation – in particular those aimed at older persons. The speaker, Fiona Adrain, asked me to draw members attention to a survey which is being carried out to help […]

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LOCAL GOVERMENT PAY

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Ireland walking challenge

January 9th, 2019

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UNISON DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY AGM

To let you know that the 2019 UNISON Dumfries and Galloway Branch AGM will take place on the 27th February in the Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries at 5pm. We are seeking, nominations for Branch Officers and Stewards posts and Branch motions.  The relevant forms are available from the Branch office or website.  Motions should be received […]

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Vote

You can vote on the revised pay offer here:- https://unison.tfaforms.net/56 or you can phone 0800 0857 857. Please note you will need your membership number or National insurance number

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Pay offer voting

Check your emails (and your junk folder) for your voting link – or check out details on the website http://www.unison-scotland.org/local-govt-pay-online-ballot-call-to-accept-offer/

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Council Pay Offer

So what is the new pay off you may ask !!! The full offer from the Councils to the unions- COSLA is now proposing an offer which covers a three year period, from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2021. If agreed the award for 2018 will be backdated to the 1 April 2018 application […]

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BREXIT

November 17th, 2018

A Message Sent on Behalf of TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady Last night the UK government published the full text of the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration, after the Cabinet took the collective decision to back the Brexit deal. Over the last 24 hours, we’ve seen a government spiralling out of control. As ever, the […]

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SSSC NEWS – Are you a member?

Are you a member of a union?

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UNISON POCKET DIARIES 2019

November 15th, 2018

Unison Pocket Diaries now available free to Dumfries & Galloway members on a first come first served basis. Pop in to your local office or speak to your steward ASAP. It was agreed at our last branch meeting due to cost and waste last year we would purchase 400 diaries and make them available this […]

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Ballot – LG members

October 19th, 2018

UNISON members, the ballot on our pay offer is now open. You should get an email in the next couple of days giving details of how to vote. If you don’t get an email you can vote by going to https://unison.tfaforms.net/52 or by phoning Unison Direct on 08000 857 857. The ballot closes on November […]

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Third Sector Employees

August 24th, 2018

Click on the link below for more information about Specialist healthcare support to help you remain at work, or make a healthy return to work. For Companies with less than 250 employees. Working Health Service Scotland – 0800 019 2211

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Letter Re North West Campus

August 22nd, 2018

Dear all That was very useful to meet yesterday  to discuss concerns regarding NWCC and staffing working in this new environment.  As we agreed I would issue you a note on the key items you were raising.  As you are aware there was an incident with a sprinkler pipe causing damage to a ceiling, this […]

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NHS – 94% of UNISON members have voted to accept a pay deal

August 17th, 2018

“In this video Lilian Macer UNISON Scotland convener and Tam Waterson Chair of the Scottish Health Committee explain why we now want to negotiate on pay direct with the Scottish Government and not the UK NHS Pay Review Board. UNISON, Scotland’s biggest health union, is calling on the Scottish Government to set up formal structures […]

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Community Members

August 14th, 2018

UNISON has asked the Supreme Court for leave to appeal against the Court of Appeal decision that care workers’ sleep-in shifts do not count as working time and should be paid in line with the national minimum wage. The Supreme Court will now decide whether to grant the union the right to appeal. A full […]

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