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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Thanks to all Edinburgh Council members for a great day

The turnout to fight for fair pensions exceeded expectations and branch members joined 10,000 other trade unionists for a massive rally in Edinburgh (see http://unisonedinburgh.blogspot.com/2011/11/bick-you-have-legal-right-and-moral.html) A big thankyou to the pickets who turned out from the wee small hours and throughout the day to show a union presence. Polls now show great public support and we are sure that any member who was unsure about the action will now be convinced of the justice of our case. Every day we need to challenge the myths and lies of the Government on this issue. For the ammunition to do that see http://www.unison-scotland.org.uk/pensions/index.html
Check out the website for moredetails http://www.unison-edinburgh.org.uk/

Strike day photos now on website

Strike day photos are now on the UNISON Edinburgh website and Picasa. See http://www.unison-edinburgh.org.uk/n30/index.html

Bick: You have a legal right and moral duty to stand up to bullies

Upwards of 10,000 public service workers were treated to a barnstorming performance by Rodney Bickerstaffe today outside the Scottish Parliament. Reaching out to the young people on the rally, he was cheered as he urged them, “You wonderful young people, you have a legal right and a moral duty to stand up to bullies and diktat or they will walk all over you”.

50,000 on strike in Edinburgh and Lothians

A cold wet morning on the picket line but we're not alone by any means. STV reports that 50,000 will be on strike in Edinburgh and Lothians. #unisonscotn30
Check out the website for full details http://www.unison-edinburgh.org.uk/

Friday, 25 November 2011

Our City's Not For Sale. Thanks

Thanks to the host of branches who sent messages of support today after the Environmental contract stayed in-house.
Check out the website for full details http://www.unison-edinburgh.org.uk/

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Edinburgh Council votes to keep Environment Services in-house

SNP, Labour and Greens carry vote to back the best value in-house option. Well done unions, workers, councillors and the public who supported us. But two more huge privatisations coming up on 22 December. Keep up the campaign. Our City's Not For Sale.
Check out the website for full details http://www.unison-edinburgh.org.uk/

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Edinburgh bin workers back in house option

Workers have overwhelmingly backed the environment in house option in their response to a council and union letter. Now it's time to back them. Check out the website for full details http://www.unison-edinburgh.org.uk/

Edinburgh In House: Up For Change, Realistic Fair Efficient

Rally at the Council 08.30 tomorrow. Get your button badge to back the best value in-house option. #citynotforsale

Check out the website for full details http://www.unison-edinburgh.org.uk/

In-House: The Right Choice for the Right Reasons

Why the Edinburgh in-house option is 'best value'. UNISON has issued a briefing on why the In-House Environment Option is 'best value' and should be supported by councillors on 24 November: http://www.unison-edinburgh.org.uk/citynotforsale/EnviroBriefng.pdf . UNISON examines all the privatisation issues in a detailed briefing to councillors and urges a decision made on 'best value' for the people of Edinburgh (PDF document) 23 Nov. Check out the website for full details http://www.unison-edinburgh.org.uk/

Monday, 21 November 2011

Back the in house option

#citynotforsale Lobby of council 24 Nov 0830. Up for change. Last big push against environment privatisation. New leaflet online
Check out the website for full details http://www.unison-edinburgh.org.uk/

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Website currently down

Apologies for the branch website being down at the moment. We are advised it will be back online soon.