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NURSE ASSISTANTS RESPOND TO UNISON CAMPAIGN

Posted by [email protected] on June 13, 2017 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Almost 300 Nurse Assistants, HCSW and other Band 2 nurses have responded to the UNISON campaign to maximise their pay which was launched on International Nurses Day. 


The campaign seeks to encourage UNISON members to evaluate the key roles and tasks in the job to help them determine whether they do ‘personal care’ or ‘clinical care’. Members involved in clinical roles MAY have a legitimate claim for a Band 3.


Cathy Miller said,...

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INDEPENDANCE OF PAY REVIEW BODY CHALLENGED

Posted by [email protected] on June 13, 2017 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Following on from a formal offer from the Scottish Government to submit ‘joint evidence’ to the NHS Pay Review Body, UNISON has written to the PRB and challenged their independence.


Writing in letter dated 24 May to Phillipa Herd, Chair of the PRB UNISON said, “The trade unions’ long-standing support for the Pay Review Body process is being challenged by members, who perceive that the PRB is providing cover for a politically-imposed ‘pay ca...

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Glasgow Is Not For Sale

Posted by [email protected] on March 14, 2017 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Your Branch joined Unison Glasgow Branch activists and other unions protesting against public service cuts and supporting the trade unions alternative budget plan.


Those gathered demanded more money for NHS and council services. There is a campaign to win more money for our city and taxing the rich to pay for public services.


Cathy Miller, Branch Secretary, addressing the crowd said,” NHS Glasgow and Clyde had to find £60 million ...

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You Say Transformation, We say CUTS!!

Posted by [email protected] on February 23, 2017 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

UNISON NHS GGC & CVS members, come join us on the rally and defend the cuts in NHS and Council services. We need to stand stronger together to make our voices heard. We will be meeting at the peoples palace 10:45 for an 11am March to George Square. Come along and walk with the Branch Banner. Support our essential services. We are Not Overspent, We are Underfunded! You say Transformation - We say Cuts!

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Branch provides training for NHS modern apprentices

Posted by [email protected] on December 16, 2016 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The Branch played host to a training session for this years NHS modern apprentices. Regional Organiser Matt McLaughlin and Area Organiser Susan Burns, discussed policies, equality and trade union issues during a full and informative day.


Cathy Miller, Branch Secretary said, "UNISON NHS GGC & CVS Branch is proud to support this excellent initiative and look forward to working with and supporting our new modern apprentice members in the future."

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Protection of health funding is smoke and mirrors - cuts continue!

Posted by [email protected] on December 16, 2016 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

 

UNISON Scotland today released a briefing on the Scottish Government’s draft budget for 2017-18.

 

It covers how the Scottish Government intends to raise revenue, including its use of the new devolved powers over taxation.

 

It then sets out the spending plans and how they are likely to impact on the services UNISON members deliver. You can read the briefing below.

 


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UNISON sponsor Modern Apprenticeship Awards

Posted by [email protected] on November 24, 2016 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

UNISON NHSGGC & CVS Branch today attended a ceremony to recognise the high standard of work of this years recruits in the Boards modern apprenticeship programme.


All receive mentor support and are given role-specific training packages which ultimately lead to SQA qualifications.


Frances Carmichael, assistant branch secretary of UNISON NHS Glasgow Clyde and CVS Branch,...

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Underfunding campaign grows momentum

Posted by [email protected] on October 5, 2016 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

At a recent protest outside the NHS Annual review in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, your branch demanded that Health Minister Shona Robinson, listen to concerns over massive cuts to services, and the impact they will have on patient care.


Staff are already stressed due to understaffing and consistent cuts over the last few years, and further cuts will have a detrimental effect on staff, services and patients.


Branch Secretary Cathy Miller Probed ...

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Prentis addresses AGM

Posted by [email protected] on October 5, 2016 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis, praised our branch at this years’ AGM. In his address, Dave thanked the Branch for their support. He said: “The size of the branch is important, but it’s what you do with it. Cathy Miller is an example of what building strong support is all about in a union. There is much that other branches can learn from this branch.”


Dave spoke passionately about five years of austerity and sleepless nights and the pros...

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Parking letter campaign success

Posted by [email protected] on October 5, 2016 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

UNISON members, staff, visitors and patients can breathe a short term sigh of relief today after Glasgow City Councillors agreed to extend the permit for car parking at the Ogilvie’s Site on Hardgate Road. The decision is however bitter sweet, because the extension is only for 12 months, rather than the three year period requested.


UNISON Branch Secretary Cathy Miller said, “I’m absolutely delighted that city councillors listened to the common sense arg...

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