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Unison Scotland LGBT Newsletter

Trade unions exist to improve the working lives of their members.  As a UNISON member you have a voice in the UK’s largest public service union, committed to working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers’ rights.

Read the UNISON Scotland LGBT newsletter here: OUT 2 newsletter

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Unison UWS Branch AGM 2018

Unison UWS Branch AGM 2018

This year’s branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place by video conference on Tuesday 27th March 2018 at 12.30pm in the following locations…

  • Comm room 1 of Ayr campus
  • W12 in Dudgeon house of Dumfries campus
  • Boardroom 2 of Hamilton campus
  • D124 of Paisley Campus

Members are invited to attend from all campuses. A £5 lunch voucher will be issued to members in attendance and can be used at any UWS catering facility.

Proposals for agenda items, motions and committee volunteers should be made to the branch Secretary by 4pm on 23rd March 2018.

For more information email unison.secretary@uws.ac.uk or call 0141 848 3934

Winning with UNISON

UNISON exists for its members: to protect them and defend them and their interests; to win recompense when things go wrong and to make sure they’re treated fairly and equally. Three recent wins in just the past month show just what being in UNISON can mean for public service workers.

Sometimes it’s useful to remind ourselves of just what UNISON members,  activists, and services and staff can do. Read the full story on the UNISON website.

Save Care Now

Thousands of care workers are deeply concerned about the state of the care sector in the UK, but many are afraid to speak out publicly as they risk losing their jobs. It’s time to listen to them. Save Care Now is a UNISON campaign to raise the voices of homecare workers and improve the homecare sector.

Please sign the petition now and share the video and post on Facebook.  Find out more at: www.savecarenow.org.uk

 

Working time, breaks and holidays – Know Your Rights booklet

Working time, breaks and holidays – Know Your Rights booklet

The TUC publishes a series of free booklets explaining your rights at work and dealing with other common workplace problems. The Working time, breaks and holidays – Know Your Rights booklet explains weekly hours limits and night working limits; and your rights to breaks, rest periods and paid holiday.

The law relating to your working time is complicated. Some bad employers take advantage of this to deny staff their rights. Others may not understand what the law requires.

For further information on other rights at work, visit www.tuc.org.uk/know-your-rights

Scottish Universities Survey 2017

Members will by now have received an email from UNISON Scotland regarding a survey around what it is like to work in a Scottish University.

Please do complete the survey, as it would give UNISON an insight into the issues facing members currently working in the University sector. Please note: the survey is not just for UNISON members, so please feel free to share amongst your colleagues at UWS.

The survey is anonymous and should take less than 5 minutes.

The link to the survey is here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TC9WT89

Branch AGM Thursday 23 March 2017

This year’s branch AGM will take place Thursday 23rd March 2017 at 12.30pm in P114 of the Coats Building on Paisley Campus.

Members are invited to attend from all campuses. Those members who do attend from other campuses will be reimbursed for the cost of their travel to the Paisley Campus. A £5 lunch voucher will be issued to members in attendance and can be used at any UWS catering facility.

Keynote Speaker is Emma Phillips, UNISON Scotland’s Higher Education Secretary.

For more information email unison.secretary@uws.ac.uk or call 0141 848 3934

Women and pensions – What can you do to get a decent income in retirement?

Women and pensions – What can you do to get a decent income in retirement?

UNISON is campaigning with Women Against State Pension Age Inequality (WASPI) to fight against the unfair increases in state pension age for women born on or after 6 April 1951 who face a significant increase in their state pension age without being adequately informed.
Download the UNISON women-and-pension-2017-guide for more information. Women and pensions: What can you do to get a decent income in retirement?