Aberdeenshire UNISON


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. The UK group's first chair is Scotland's Stephen Brown from Quarriers.

Aberdeenshire branch has many members in the Community and Voluntary Sector working for a range of different organisations.

voice@workVoice at Work is the Bulletin for all Community and Voluntary Sector members. It is sent to members in the Community and Voluntary Sector, and can also be accessed on line.

Some of the main issues which are facing the Community and Voluntary Sector both locally and across Scotland are funding and pay and grading. UNISON Scotland is also looking at how best to provide a representation and organising service within the Community and Voluntary Sector.

For past issues of Voice at Work click here

UNISON Scotland's Community & Voluntary sector charter

For more information go to:

UNISONScotland Community

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) - the umbrella body for all voluntary organisations in Scotland




'Speak-out’ survey of community, voluntary and housing workers reveals children and disabled services hanging by a thread Nov 2013
Branch ballots Cornerstone members on 1% Nov 2013
Progress made in Cornerstone dispute
Strike ballot for Cornerstone members over plans to axe 155 community care jobs and slash pay
Cornerstone members vote to reject support assistant proposals
Social Work Home
UNISON consults Cornerstone members on pay claim
Inspire members vote to accept changes Nov 2010
Inspire ballot Nov 2010
Inspire consultation July 2010 - Tell us what YOU think!
Nov 2009 Cornerstone management set to impose new pay and grading structure
Oct 2009 Negotiations underway at Inspire
13 October 2008 Voluntary sector unites to demand fair funding
Inspire Pay Offer 2008/09 Members consultative ballot
Update Jan 2008 Campaign for level playing field for Community and Voluntary Sector
Cornerstone pay award 2007/8
Community and Voluntary Sector Update Dec 2006
Inspire pay award
Annual Report 2007/8


Branch activities