Community

Representing and supporting community and voluntary sector staff

The community and voluntary sector is increasingly central to providing public services in Scotland. As part of a major review of bargaining structures in 2009, UNISON set up a new service group called ‘Community’ covering the voluntary and community sector. This recognises the importance of the services which previously came under the umbrella of local government and health.

Aberdeenshire branch has many members in the Community and Voluntary Sector working for a range of different organisations. For more information go to: UNISON Scotland Community.  See also reports in UNISON Matters

More posts on the Voluntary and Community Sector…

Branch submits evidence to UNISON’s submission on the proposed Planning Bill

Aberdeenshire UNISON has contributed to UNISON Scotland's evidence to the Local Government Committee on the proposed Planning Bill. The submission ...
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UNISON Pay up Now campaign – March with us on 7th Oct for fair pay for all public service workers

UNISON's Pay up Now campaign is calling for an end to the pay restraint imposed by UK and Scottish governments ...
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Sleeping in and the minimum wage

Recent legal judgements mean that an employer who requires workers to do a sleep in at their workplace must include ...
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AGM 2017: Branch AGMs approve resources to support Volsec members

AGM home Invitation and agenda notice Aggregate Branch AGMs approve resources to support Volsec members and pledge to continue campaigning ...
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Cornerstone recognition agreement returns negotiating rights to UNISON

UNISON has signed the Joint Negotiation and Consultation Committee (JNCC) Terms of Reference: Collective Bargaining with Cornerstone. Despite having a ...
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Cornerstone News November 2016

The November 2016 newsletter for Cornerstone members ...
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Time to Care – if you work in care are you getting the Scottish Living Wage?

#TimetoCare From 1 October 2016 social care workers should be be paid £8.25 per hour. Help UNISON enforce the Living Wage ...
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Cornerstone News October 2016

The October 2016 newsletter for Cornerstone members ...
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Aberdeenshire UNISON urges home care members to tell it like it is at council meetings

Aberdeenshire UNISON is urging all our Home Care members to get along to the council's meetings, which have been set up ...
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UNISON seeks talks with management amidst concerns about new “Buddy” phones

Aberdeenshire UNISON is to meet with home care management to discuss the concerns of members in South and Central Aberdeenshire about ...
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Engaging with Health and Social Care Integration to protect members’ interests and the services they provide

Health and social care integration is both an opportunity and a threat, so it is important that UNISON branches in ...
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Branch ballots Cornerstone members on 1% pay offer

The Branch has issued ballot papers to all Cornerstone members to seek their views on a 1% pay offer, backdated ...
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Cornerstone members accept improved settlement

Following a further consultation with UNISON members in Cornerstone, on an improved deal negotiated with management, which will include an ...
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