Friday, 22 September 2017

PAY UP NOW/SCRAP THE CAP RALLY UPDATE: SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER - EDINBURGH


Just to remind you........UNISON Angus is offering free transport to and from Edinburgh on the day for our members and families!
If you can make it on the day, let us know how many places you’d want and which Angus burgh you'd like to be picked up from. You can email the Branch Office at office@unison-angus.org.uk or you can leave a comment on this post. Please let us know by Tuesday afternoon so that arrangements can be put in place.

BRUCE HOUSE UPDATE & DROP IN TIME


From next week (with the exception of the October school holidays) until Christmas at the earliest, the Branch will be based in Room LG5 in Bruce House. The room is much bigger and we'll be able to put our printer and scanner in there too making admin and the like much easier!
If you want to come in and see us, we'll be in there at the following times next week:
Tuesday 26: 1300 - 1700;
Wednesday 27: 0900 - 1230
Thursday 28: 0900 - 1200; 1300 - 1600

Thursday, 14 September 2017

SCRAP THE CAP! RALLY TRANSPORT UPDATE




As you’ll have seen from our posts in the last few days, UNISON Scotland are organising a big family friendly march and rally for all UNISON members on Saturday 7 October. The goal is to make it the biggest UNISON Scotland gathering since the pensions dispute of 30 November 2011.
There will be lots laid on to entertain families and the event is part of our campaign for a decent pay rise in 2018 for all those working in the public sector in Scotland.
UNISON Angus is offering free coach transport to and from Edinburgh on the day for our members and families from as many of the Angus burghs as is required! Departure times will be confirmed once we have an idea of numbers and every member will be contacted directly in the next few days to let them know about the event. So if you can make it on the day, let us know how many places you’d want and which Angus burgh you'd wish to be picked up from! You can email the Branch Office at office@unison-angus.org.uk or you can leave a comment on this post.
Thanks!

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Proposed Council Job Losses


UNISON Angus are seriously concerned about the proposed loss of 800 members of staff – people that deliver vital council services in our local authority area. Our role is to protect jobs and services and having seen 500 full time posts disappear in recent years, our members are already feeling the effect with regard to increased workloads, stress and worry.
Many vital council services will undoubtedly cease in the near future, but without the finer details of the Council’s plans at present, it’s difficult to make any further detailed comment for the time being. Needless to say, as the information emerges from the authority in the coming days and weeks ahead, UNISON Angus will be working hard to protect our members jobs and the vital services they provide to our communities, especially to the poor, elderly and vulnerable.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Drop in time at Bruce House


Being in Bruce House these past weeks has been just great as we've able to see many of our members face to face!

So if you're needing to speak to UNISON about any particular work related issues….or indeed just want to say hello, we are working out of Bruce House again over the next week. We've a number of meeting commitments, but you can still catch up with us as follows:
Tuesday 5th: 0900 - 1230; Room LG5
Thursday 7th: 1300 - 1700; Room LG6
Friday 8th: 0900 - 1230; Room LG6

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Food & drink vending facilities in Council offices – your views are needed!

We’ve been asked by the Council for UNISON’s view on the continued provision of vending facilities in Council buildings, in particular at the offices at Orchardbank, County Buildings and Bruce House in Arbroath.

So if you have a few minutes, could you share your thoughts with us on the following points? You can do this by replying to our Facebook post at 'Angus UNISON', in the comment section at the bottom of this post or emailing the Branch at office@unison-angus.org.uk:

·        Do you use the vending facilities at present?

·        Are they currently sited at the best location in each office?

·        In the absence of any local shops (particularly on the Orchardbank campus) do the vending machines give you an option for a drink or snack that you would not otherwise leave the building for?

·        Would you like to see an improved range of items for purchase e.g. healthy options, rolls/sandwiches etc? If so, any items in particular?


It would be great to hear from you by the end of the week so that we can respond formally to the Council’s request for our members views!

Friday, 4 August 2017

Equality & Human Rights Commission: Scotland

Are you interested in influencing our work and the impact of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland?
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is Britain’s national equality and human rights body. We operate in Scotland, England and Wales.

Our job is to help make Britain fairer. We do this by safeguarding and enforcing the laws that protect people’s rights to fairness, dignity and respect.

We are looking for people from a wide variety of backgrounds and life experience and who have a passion and commitment to furthering equality in Scotland.

The EHRC Scotland Committee is a statutory committee which advises the Commission on its work in Scotland. It is chaired by the EHRC Scotland Commissioner, Dr Lesley Sawers. We are currently recruiting for new members of the Committee to join the team to support and advise in key areas of equality and human rights in Scotland.

You may never have considered a Committee position before or know much about us – but your experience may be invaluable to the work of the Commission in Scotland. Come along and explore further – We’d love to meet you.

If you are interested in finding out more about the work of the Committee, what is involved in being a member and how to apply then we are hosting a couple of open day sessions on the following dates: 

DUNDEE
Monday 4 September from 11.30 to 2.00 at Tayside Deaf Hub, The Old Mill, 23 Brown Street, Dundee http://www.taysidedeafhub.org.uk/


GLASGOW
Wednesday 6 September from 4.00 to 6.30 at The Studio, 67 Hope Street, Glasgow – Aspire Room, 8th Floor

To book your place and find out more details on the sessions, please contact Gillian.Lawrence@equalityhumanrights.com
If you have any dietary requirements or reasonable adjustments, please contact Gillian.Lawrence@equalityhumanrights.com


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