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UNISON recommends acceptance of pay offer

Posted by wgaffney@unisonglasgowclyde.com on February 1, 2022 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (940)





The ballot for Your Say on Pay will open on the 15th April, it’s important to have your vote counted.


Since the final offer was made we have taken soundings from our members and activists and we are recommending acceptance of the formal offer. We believe that this is the best offer that can be achieved through negotiation.


Whilst the offer does not re...

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NHS Staff demand pay rise

Posted by wgaffney@unisonglasgowclyde.com on February 1, 2022 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (33)

UNISON held demonstrations across NHSGGC as part of a wider Scottish Campaign for higher wages in recognition of the work undertaken by NHS workers during the coronavirus crisis.



In a series of linked, socially-distanced protests across Glasgow, nurses and key healthcare workers demonstrated in front of hospitals from the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.



Cathy Millar, Branch Secretary said that...

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Have your say on NHS pay

Posted by wgaffney@unisonglasgowclyde.com on February 1, 2022 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (46)

All members will be asked to participate in an online ballot on the pay offer from Scottish Government.


The members opinion is vitally important, and we advise everyone to update their records on the My-unison.org link below or contact the branch to update your contact details and GDPR settings.


We can only email you if you have given us permission.


A link will be provided for those without email addresses on social media and websites ...

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Staff Desercve Pay Award

Posted by wgaffney@unisonglasgowclyde.com on February 1, 2022 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (28)

UNISON believes that all NHS staff deserve to be rewarded for their hard work and dedication in response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.


The Scottish Terms and Conditions Committee Staffside, recently wrote to the Cabinet Minister for Health to discuss re-opening the clause in the current pay deal to negotiate on your behalf.


Whilst we welcome the sentiment in her response, we are dismayed by the tone of the letter seeking to avoid further discussio...

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Increasing violence towards staff

Posted by wgaffney@unisonglasgowclyde.com on December 4, 2019 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (672)

UNISON is in the media today calling for an Independent Task Force to be set up after a prisoner was transferred to the Acute Psychiatric Unit at IRH with items including a knife.


This ward like so many others is over reliant on bank and agency staff and violent incidents have increased significantly.


UNISON says, “It’s easy for NHS bosses and politicians to claim that there isn’t a staffing problem in the NHS. This story and countless o...

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Drinking Water Concerns

Posted by wgaffney@unisonglasgowclyde.com on August 21, 2019 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (39)

Matt McLaughlin UNISON Regional Organiser, has contacted the director of estates for clarity on the current drinking water situation. Below is a copy of the email. We will update members when we receive a response:

Dear Tom,

I have received a significant number of contacts from UNISON members and activists concerning the Boards decision to remove drinking water coolers from the workplace, on the basis that the ‘tap’ in these coolers represents a...

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Posted by wgaffney@unisonglasgowclyde.com on November 30, 2018 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (81)

UNISON NHSGGC & CVS Branch attended a ceremony on 26th November, 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, said:

“We are proud that NHS GGC & CVS Branch supports...

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Posted by wgaffney@unisonglasgowclyde.com on November 27, 2018 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (2890)

In October, UNISON launched two surveys; one for our members in nursing, and one for our members in admin.

Members who responded to the nursing survey articulated a widespread crisis of staff confidence in staffing levels and patient care across NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.

More than a third of respondents were unable to take their full break entitlement on their last shift, 67% said they were unable to spend enough time with patients, and 68% said ther...

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Acceptance of NHS Pay Deal

Posted by wgaffney@unisonglasgowclyde.com on September 16, 2018 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (51)

94% of UNISON members voted to accept the 3 year pay deal – which will put an additional £400m into NHS workers pay packets in Scotland.

The deal delivers real increases of between 3 and 27% for NHS workers in Scotland. This is a strong endorsement and a good result for UNISON members.

UNISON has engaged in a month long consultation process – consulting almost 60,000 NHS workers in Scotland in a four week ballot. The result means

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NHS 70 and UNISON 25

Posted by wgaffney@unisonglasgowclyde.com on July 27, 2018 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (237)

In July 2018 the NHS turns 70, and UNISON celebrates our 25th Birthday.

To Celebrate, parties and events were held across NHS GGC. Some events were held in the community and there are lots of photos of the vents on our instagram and facebook pages.

The NHS remains our most popular national institution – the thing that makes us most proud of our country. And it continues to come top when comparing it to healthcare systems which exist in other countries...

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