Following on from their success at last year’s Scottish Communications Awards, the branch has won a silver and a bronze at this year’s awards.
The branch took the UIA sponsored second prize in the Best Campaigns category, for the campaign to recruit members in Children and Families Social Work teams, with the Branch newsletter awarded a bronze award sponsored by the TC Branding Group in the best publications section.
Certificates were presented to Inez Teece who received it on behalf of Morag Lawrence, Newssheet Editor and Kate Ramsden, Branch Chair at UNISON’s Scottish Council Meeting of branches on Saturday 7th February 2015, along with cheques totalling £150 for the branch.
Jane Aitchison, Vice Chair of the Communications and Campaigns Committee, who announced the awards said, “The Silver Award goes to the best planned out and evaluated campaign. In an object lesson in building on an issue – this one was the social work contempt of court issue – the branch went out on a programme of visits to social work workplaces using that issue to engage staff and recruit members and contacts.”
Of the award for the Branch magazine, UNISON Matters, Jane said, “The bronze award for the best publication goes to a branch with the best designed magazine that makes great use of local and national news. The feature on austerity is great example of using Scottish resources. See our branch magazines here.