Aberdeenshire UNISON

UNISON Aberdeenshire Branch Campaign

Equal Pay

Aims and objectives

Description of campaign

What was achieved?

Where to now?

Aims of the campaign

  • To inform members about their rights to equal pay and UNISON's negotiations on their behalf
  • To advise all members of UNISON's position on Aberdeenshire Council's equal pay offer
  • To provide direct advice to individual members in respect of their offer of compensation for pay inequality
  • To be available for advice to non-members with queries, in order to encourage UNISON membership
  • To identify and support members who have a case to challenge offers which do not reflect their full compensation rights
  • To ensure that the branch meets its responsibilities under equal pay legislation
  • To encourage members to be more active, especially in areas where the branch is under-represented
  • To raise the profile of UNISON


  • All members of UNISON Aberdeenshire, but specifically those entitled to compensation for pay inequality, mainly low paid women workers
  • Non-members who may wish to join


The campaign was initiated in May and the first phase ended in September. This will now be reviewed to learn from the successes and problems.

Branch Contact: Kate Ramsden, Branch Chair. Email:kate.ramsden@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Phone: 07767 027722