AGM Saturday 3rd March – Cancelled

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Dear Member, Due to the adverse weather, the branch has taken the decision to cancel the AGM that was scheduled to take place on Saturday 3rd March at Motherwell Football Club.  The branch will reschedule this meeting for another date. One we can confirm an alternative date we will be in touch.  I would also appreciate if you could pass this information on to your colleagues. Also, please note that due to the adverse weather the branch has been unable to open the office. If you are in need of assistance and are unable to get in touch via the branch telephone number, please email the branch at branchoffice@unisonnorthlan.org.uk. Thank you for your...

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NLC Cuts Demonstration!

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Dear Member NLC Cuts Demonstration! As you may know, North Lanarkshire Councillors meet at 11am on Friday 23rd February 2018 at the Civic Centre to consider the Council budget which will result in austerity cuts being handed down to our members and the wider community. UNISON, along with our sister unions and local community groups, will be protesting against these cuts. We intend to assemble by 10.30am on the day and whilst I understand that this will be an awkward time for some I’d really appreciate it if you could make the effort to come along and make yourself heard! Remember – only those who are not on shift or who have agreed the time off should attend. Get behind us as we fight to protect our members and the community we live in. UNISON North Lanarkshire – Be involved, Be there, Be heard. John Mooney Depute Service Conditions...

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500 Voices UNISON Lanarkshire

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Dear Member, UNISON Lanarkshire is running a Fair Work Survey, to look at how your employer implements the Fair Work Framework while you’re at work. This is your opportunity to have your say and to help UNISON report the results of this survey back to local councils. All care workers in the 3rd sector family are encouraged to participate. We believe that fair work is work that balances the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers and that can generate benefits for individuals, organisations and society. UNISON Lanarkshire will be asking you to complete the survey either through face to face engagement or answering questions in an online survey. All answers are kept anonymous. Tell your colleagues. Tell your friends who work in social care sector. Get as many people involved as possible! The survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XBKMRB3 Please fill in your response to the best of your ability. If you would like any more information, or would like to become an activist for 500 Voices, please email Chris.kennedy@unisonnorthlan.org.uk Please also head over to our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with all activity! https://www.facebook.com/UNISON500Voices Thank...

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Council Cuts Proposals

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in News | 0 comments

On Sunday and Monday, managers held meetings with some staff that may be affected by the 2018/2019 round of council cuts. The council needs to make around £8 million worth of cuts from jobs and services in the next financial year. So far officers have refused to share any details of the proposals with the unions. Yesterday we were given ‘headline’ proposals that don’t spell out how many jobs are at risk. You can see that document using the link. UNSION continues to press for MEANINGFUL consultation and we will update you when we have the information that you need and deserve. https://mars.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/egenda/images/att87188.pdf...

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