Redeployment Update

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in News | 0 comments

JTU Stewards were at a meeting last Thursday where Management stated that they had expected the change over to take place the in schools W/B 24th October but, as the VRS information has still not come back yet from Strathclyde Pensions, they don’t know when the redeployments will take place now. We have been assured that once management have everything finalised, the employees that have to be redeployed, will be invited to a meeting in Klldonan Street and it’s only at that point that they will be given a copy of the vacancy list. Staff will continue to work in their present school until they are told otherwise.  ...

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NEW COLLEGE LANARKSHIRE MEMBERS – PAY TALKS UPDATE

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Update from LAST WEEK’S NJNC meeting 1.The FE Employers, having been notified of the UNISON Ballot outcome, came to the table with nothing new. They repeated their final offer of £230/£400. 2. The Support Staff Unions indicated their collective REJECTION of this and our simple request for the same 2016 settlement of £450 as achieved by EIS. 3. We outlined forcibly and clearly the case for this in terms of : affordability; fairness and equity; rewards and motivation of Support Staff who were delivering quality service with higher productivity. 4. We exposed the lack of sense and fairness in an offer of three types(£££ 230/400/450 ) to a single workforce of 10,719FTE staff. 5. The Employers Association meets on Monday 5 September and the Management Side of NJNC agreed to take back the union case to see whether or not a fresh mandate would be possible on the Management Side. 6. The UNISON FE Sector meets on Thursday 1 September. 7. THERE WILL BE AN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING INDUSTRIAL ACTION EARLY THIS WEEK. 8. GMB AND UNITE ARE IN SUPPORT. All Support Unions and EIS demonstrated today outside the meeting in favour of a £450 settlement for ALL Support Staff. Marie Quigley Branch...

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HOME SUPPORT – Press update

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in News | 0 comments

UNISON is aware of local press reports about privatisation of home support jobs. The article is misleading, scaremongering and unnecessarily worrying. There is NO indication that the council are making any moves to privatise jobs and they have assured us of this repeatedly. The Home Support Workers in UNISON ran a brilliant and successful anti privatisation campaign during the cuts consultation period. The campaign highlighted the overwhelming public support that council-run Home Support services have. That campaign paid off and the council announced that privatisation was off the table. Obviously we will be keeping a very close eye on developments for home support as we do for all jobs.   Marie Quigley Branch...

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