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27 March 2015: UNISON welcomes decision in Edinburgh social work contempt of court case 27 March

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25 February 2015: Victory for part time staff unsocial hours payments: Tom Connolly: "UNISON's tenacity has paid off for these members." 12 February 2015: Cleaning staff cuts update briefing (pdf)
12 February 2015: Thanks for support at cuts rally - photos on blog and twitter 25 February 2015: Freespace staff vote for UNISON recognition
9 January 2015 Blog: UNISON slams Edinburgh 1200 job cuts dressed up as reorganisation. Click here for initial response 31 December 2014: New Year message. You are the people who stand up for Edinburgh's services.

23 December 2014: Joint Trade Unions Staff Side Secretary 2015/2016 Council Budget Response  

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14 December 2014: Health and Safety Cold Weather Advice.


13 December 2014: 87% vote to keep UNISON's political voice: Scotland in UNISON magazine online
3 December 2014: Bhopal Commemoration - 30 years on. Still No Justice for the victims. Wed 3 Dec Greyfriars Kirkyard Memorial | Updates from UNISON delegation 05 December 2014: UNISON response to Edinburgh cuts - government must put cash in.
4 November 2014: Consultative Ballot on LG Pay Scotland - Members vote to accept 12 November 2014: Holiday pay claims important update - 3 month rule
25 August 2014
NORMAL PAY FOR HOLIDAY CLAIMS. CHECK YOUR PAYSLIP NOW! Click here for more info. You MAY have a claim.
5 November 2014: UNISON Edinburgh Members' Benefits Day. Save up to £250 a year. Free Prize Draw. Waverley Court Courtyard 14 November
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 is National Inspection Day. Please contact your Safety Rep if your workplace needs an inspection. Download a poster. Pay Briefing17 October 2014: Why we are being balloted again. PLEASE VOTE! New branch briefing on employer's proposals. Hold workplace meetings now.
11 September 2014
UNISON agrees death benefit increase for council staff
29 September 2014 Members vote YES for action in pay ballot by 53.5% to 46.5%.
UNISON News11 September 2014
Ballot now open: Use your vote for fair pay. Click here for UNISON News special.
2 September 2014
Check the blog today for submissions to council after 10.00 on Pre-Retirement Days and Qatar vist.
27 August 2014
Briefing for Care Home Members: 12 Hour Rotas 90 days notice
27 August 2014
Edinburgh College job evaluation update on Edinburgh College pages
5 August 2014
UNISON urges Edinburgh council to keep local people’s say over care services.
5 August 2014
UNISON Edinburgh statement on the slaughter in Gaza.
25 July 2014
Pay ballot set for 9 September. See UNISON Scotland site for more details....
1 August 2014
Home Care electronic monitoring ditched after union campaign...
8 July 2014
Pay consultative ballot: Members vote 65% to 35% for industrial action ballot. More details on UNISON Scotland site.
22 July 2014
Listening to members. Branch acting on lessons from workplace pay meetings.
25 June 2014
UNISON warns of a major assault on public services as 60 per cent of cuts are still to come
23 June 2014
Reports from National Conference | Local Government Conference
3 May 2014
May Day rally report: "Unions must give hope"
1 May 2014
Branch celebrates anniversary of Miners' strike and Nursery Nurses' strike
19 April 2014
International Workers' Memorial Day 28 April. Click for details
28 February 2014
New officers elected at AGM. See contacts page.
19 February 2014
Worried about winter fuel bills? UNISON Winter Fuel Grant. Help when you need it. Apply before 28 February
19 February 2014
It's time to care, says UNISON as survey reveals Scotland's care crisis
12 February 2014
Lobby Against Council Cuts
"No school cleaner gambled billions on the stock exchange - No home carer, no social worker, no librarian. None of them created this recession. Why should they be expected to pay for it?"
6 February 2014:
Talks 'breakthrough' Road Services Summer/ Winter Rota
5 February:
£36 million more cuts! Lobby the Council Budget Meeting 13 February 08.30
1 February 2014:
We're Worth It! Pay Lobby 12.30 Tues 4 Feb, City Chambers
31 December 2013:
New Year message: Rarely have we needed our union more than now.
12 January 2014:
Edinburgh Council Budget 2014 - Trade Union Staff Side Response
December 2013:
New Branch Magazine online - Equality review of pay system
16 December 2013:
Contempt of court ruling on Edinburgh social workers – UNISON response

31 October:
PAY: WE NEED YOUR VIEWS. Should UNISON ignore the 1% pay imposition for 2014 and submit a claim anyway - or should the union build for 2015 instead?

31 October:
UNISON welcomes Council decision to pay for PVGs - 'great success for unions'

26 October 2013:
CoSLA pay statement 'nonsense'. They imposed a new offer after UNISON members accepted a one year deal. Unite union broke ranks... Click here for more details
11 October 2013
UNISON has 'grave concerns' over Edinburgh budget cuts

30 September:
Edinburgh Joins 50,000 strong Manchester NHS demo

7 October:
Edinburgh welcomes Denis Goldberg to the Edinburgh World Justice Festival 12 October






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