Supporting members and promoting their interests.
The branch is involved in a great deal of work for, with and on
behalf of members. Branch officers and stewards support individual
members who have grievances or who are being disciplined or investigated.
We give advice on a range of issues about people's jobs and conditions
of service and about council policies. We consult with members about
their issues and raise these with the council. Examples of this
Sheltered Housing Members
and Clerical members
Negotiation and consultation.
We negotiate with the council and with other employers about matters
such as single status, service and modernisation reviews, pay in
the voluntary sector and more. We respond to consultations on policy
development and review. Examples can be found by clicking on the
Terms and Conditions
Community and voluntary sector
Gender equality scheme
to service reviews
We campaign on issues at both local and national level. For more
information about our campaigning work click on the links below.
Social work issues
Equal pay - Campaign award
Stop the BNP
Communication and accountability
We keep members informed of what the branch does in a number
of different ways. This website is one of them. We also issue a
Newsletter, UNISON Matters, three
times a year and send you other briefings as the need arises, for
example we sent out a number of plain
language briefings on single status.
Our main way of being accountable to you, our members, is through
the Branch AGM. This is an opportunity for you to hear what the
branch has been doing on your behalf and to take part in setting
branch policy through the motions which are debated at the AGM.
UNISON is an organising union and although we are happy to provide
our members with an individual service, it is also important that
members take part in the collective aspects of the union.
For more information about previous AGMs click on the links below.
Branch Annual General Meetings
Annual Delegate and Local Government Conferences
A delegation of branch activists, elected from the Branch Committee,
represents the policies of the branch and members' interests at
Scottish and UK UNISON fora, throughout the year.
These meetings include Scottish Local Government Conference, which
brings together representatives from the Local Government branches
in Scotland and meets four times a year; Scottish Council, which
brings together representatives of all Scottish Branches,
including health, the utilities etc, as well as local government,
and meets three times a year; Annual Delegate Conference, the national
policy making forum for the union; and the Annual Local Government
Service Group Conference.
here for more information about UNISON's structures in Scotland.