2018 Branch AGM(s) Start Today (Tues 27th Feb)

As with Previous years we are trying to make it easier for members to participate in our AGM by bringing it to you.

This year we are holding 4 AGM sessions.

  1. Tuesday 27th Feb, 12 noon - West District (Housing) Office, Pitkerro Rd. (Community Lounge).

  2. Weds 28th Feb, 12 Noon - Dundee House Floor 1 (Room 1.1)

  3. Thursday 1st March 12 noon - West District (Housing) Office,  Lochee (Community Lounge)

  4. Friday 2nd March 5:00pm - 14 City Square, (Committee Room 1)

There will be a light buffet available at all sessions. Branch officers will be available at all sessions​ but they and other members will only be able to vote on any specific item at 1 session.

The branch financial statement will be available at each session and the other documentation, including the agenda are available here in PDF format:

Hope to see you all there.

Guidance for Social Care/Health professionals working with vulnerable Asylum Seekers

Unison are proud to have collaborated with SASW to produce and launch guidance for Social Care/Health professionals working with vulnerable Asylum Seekers.

The idea of this document is that it can (and should) be used by Social Care/Health professionals as part of their everyday toolkit in managing the process of assisting  vulnerable Asylum Seekers and Refugees who come to Scotland for shelter.

View it Here.

2018 SJC Pay Claim Submitted

Pay Up Now Demo - Edinburgh 2017

The joint Trade Union side of the Scottish Joint Council (SJC) submitted their claim for a pay award for Scottish Local Government Employees to the employers representatives at CoSLA on Friday 12th January.

The basic claim is for an increase that is the better of 6.5% or £1500 p/a.

It was  made clear that while aware of the financial difficulties facing councils, our members were fed up taking below inflation pay rises (effectively pay cuts) and it was time for an award that not just matched inflation but exceeded it to begin to redress the years of lost earnings during the period of austerity that followed the crisis.

Unison will be contacting and consulting its members regularly over the coming weeks and months to ensure everyone is aware of and involved in our campaign for better pay. Dundee City Unison will be discussing local activities to help promote the campaign in our area.

The document detailing the pay claim can be read here.