Get help staying warm this winder

Did you know that UNISON can help with staying warm this winter. "There for You" has a fund to help UNISON members on low income by way of a one-off payment of up to £60. The fund opens on 3 December 2018 and is open until the 15 February 2019 -  for more...

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Huge vote to reject Local Govt. pay offer

We would like to thank all our members who voted in the recent pay ballot! The result of the consultative ballot is: 79% of those voting voted to reject the offer 67% of those voting voted to take industrial action, up to and including strike action in...

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YOU CAN NOW VOTE ON THE PAY OFFER. You should receive an email with details on how to vote. if you don't get an email you can vote at https://unison.tfaforms.net/52 or by phoning Unison Direct 08000 857...

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Members will be able to vote on this year's pay offer from Tuesday 16th October. You should receive an email giving details of how to vote. Over the course of this summer thousands of you participated in UNISON’s ONE Team campaign to improve the 2018 pay...

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UPDATE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT PAY OFFER 2018 UNISON is about to consult members with a recommendation that you reject the latest local government pay offer of a 3% increase on a 1 year deal. Members need to know that the branch is in support of rejecting this...

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Computing and online basics course – Rothesay

Are you or anyone you know interested in attending a computing and online basics course, in Rothesay? UNISON is running a fully funded course, open to all staff and non-members. The course will involve... Introduction to computer, keyboard and mouse;...

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Unison’s Local Government ONE team campaign

UNISON Scotland is launching the next phase of the Local Government Pay Campaign! We are asking all members to send a postcard to the President of COSLA before the next meeting of COSLA leaders on 31 August. Any improvement to the pay offer would have to...

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  Welfare Report – June 2018 Hi, my name’s Brenda Nicholson. I’m the Welfare Officer in the UNISON Argyll and Bute branch. There for You is an independent charity, supported by Unison. Unison is the only union which has an in-house charity to provide...

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Get help with school uniform costs this summer

Hello members, the closing date for the UNISON's school uniform grant is soon approaching, so please send in your application form as soon as possible. You can find an application form below, along with some general Q and As about the grant. The last day...

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Workplace learning from the Open University in Scotland

Members - whether you’re new to learning, returning to study or want to upgrade your Continuing Professional Development (CPD),  The Open University (OU) in Scotland have developed a range of resources that meet your workplace learning needs.  The OU works...

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The Beast from the East update

Hello members, we just want to let you know that we have been continually pursuing the issue of those members who have had leave deducted when they couldn’t get to work during the severe weather warning. Just because it didn’t snow in Kilmory the impact of...

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Kintyre Community Care Team

Argyll & Bute Council Joint Trade Unions have written to the Chief Executive of Argyll and Bute Council (ABC) and the Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) about the proposed redundancies for a number of council posts in the Kintyre Community Care...

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Welfare – School Uniform Grant

Message from our Welfare Officer, Brenda Nicholson... Did you know that UNISON offers financial help for those on a low income? The fund can help towards the cost of school uniforms. To apply, visit the following page and download the application form...

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT PAY AWARD 2018 UPDATE

MEMBERS – PLEASE READ THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT PAY AWARD 2018 UPDATE FROM UNISON SCOTLAND BELOW: Local Government Pay You will be aware that UNISON, along with the other trade unions representing members in Local Government, submitted a joint pay claim to your...

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Mental Health Awareness Workshops in Oban

Hello members! The Open University will be running two Mental Health Awareness workshops that are free to attend for members: Date: Monday 23 April 2018 or Tuesday 24 April 2018 Time: 9.30 am - 3.30 pm Location: Oban The course objectives are as follows: -...

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Check out the latest UNISON Scotland LGBT newsletter! OUT 2 newsletter

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UNISON Argyll and Bute AGM 2018

In order to enable more people to participate the Argyll and Bute Branch of UNISON will be holding two AGMs this year. All members are invited! First AGM - Venue: Corran Halls, Oban - Date: Friday 23 February 2018 - Time: 12:00 – 14:00pm Second AGM -...

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Menopause in Work survey

The Menopause in Work survey, which was launched at the STUC women’s conference in Glenrothes on 30th October, is open until 1st December 2017. The STUC women's committee is interested in investigating how Scottish employers are responding to menopause in...

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MODERN APPRENTICES CAN JOIN UNISON FOR FREE

In these difficult financial times Modern Apprenticeships are often the only way for youngsters to get into work.  We recognise that the “wages” for these trainees are extremely low so to help these employees the Branch is offering to subsidise free membership to...

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March to Scrap the Cap

A message from Mike Kirby - UNISON Scotland Secretary   We cannot miss this opportunity to put pressure on both UK and Scottish Governments to pay all public service workers a fair pay rise. Please join me and assemble at 11am, Johnston Terrace,...

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The Best Is Yet To Come

3 hour course supporting people in transition from work to retirement and in later life. 9 November 2017 1-4pm, Lochgilphead Are you over 50? Are you thinking of retiring or recently retired? Are you facing redundancy? Then this course is for you.   In this short...

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Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI)

Did you know you might have to wait longer than expected for your state pension. If so, you fall into a group of women who have been particularly badly affected by the changes to your state pension age. UNISON believes that this is unfair and has been...

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UNISON National Conference, Brighton, June 2017 Kevin McIntosh, our Branch Chairperson, attended the conference in Brighton and sent back this report……. Tuesday the 20th of June 2017 A slower start this Tuesday morning as the National delegate conference...

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How UNISON changed the law UNISON has just won the most significant legal challenge in the history of British employment law. The result of our four-year legal battle with the government is that no-one has to pay a fee to get access to justice at an...

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Message from our local UNISON organiser David Wharrie

  Recruiting and Engagement Event Argyll & Bute Branch, Kilmory HQ Monday Aug 7th 2017 from 10.30am The purpose of my visit is to: Recruit new members (happy to answer any questions you have about the benefits of membership, the support you can...

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Welcome to the new look Argyll and Bute UNISON website!

Welcome to this new look Argyll and Bute UNISON branch website.  This website is now smart phone friendly with lots of new features, news, offers and more....... Get in touch if you want to add anything to the website or just fancy a chat........

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UNISON Victory on Tribunal Fees at Supreme Court

I am delighted to tell you that UNISON Legal Services has been successful in its challenge to Employment Tribunal Fees. Today, the Supreme Court, the UK'S highest court, ruled that the Government acted unlawfully when it introduced fees to bring claims in the...

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Activist – your weekly update

UNISON joins in the schools ‘carnival against the cuts’ Becky Everett, Jill Goodale and Jon Richards with UNISON flag Westminster demonstration hears the human side from members Derby teaching assistants Becky Everett and Jill Goodale were just two of the UNISON...

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