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Thursday, 27 February 2014

Remember the AGM 6pm tonight!

You could win an iPad Mini or a Samsung Galaxy tab in the free prize draw at the Branch AGM tonight at 6pm in the Augustine Church, George IV Bridge Edinburgh. The AGM is your opportunity to participate in the democratic process of your union. Please bring your UNISON membership card or a recent pay slip with evidence of subscription payment as proof of membership for admission to the AGM. For full details go to http://www.unison-edinburgh.org.uk/meetings/agm.html

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Remember the AGM Thursday 27 Feb

You could win an iPad Mini or a Samsung Galaxy tab in the free prize draw at the Branch AGM on Thursday 27 February at 6pm in the Augustine Church, George IV Bridge Edinburgh. The AGM is your opportunity to participate in the democratic process of your union. Please bring your UNISON membership card or a recent pay slip with evidence of subscription payment as proof of membership for admission to the AGM. For full details go to http://www.unison-edinburgh.org.uk/meetings/agm.html

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

AGM reminder - 27 February. Win an iPad mini

The AGM will take place at 6pm on Thursday 27th February 2014 in the Augustine Church, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh. The AGM is your opportunity to participate in the democratic process of your union.
  Please bring your UNISON membership card or a recent pay slip with evidence of subscription payment as proof of membership for admission to the AGM.
   A free prize draw will take for all those attending the AGM. Prizes include an iPad mini and a Samsung Galaxy tab.
   Please encourage other members in your workplace to attend. Click here or on the image for a poster for your notice board.

UNISON Winter Fuel Grant - Apply Now

Worried about paying your winter fuel bill? With rising fuel costs and another cold winter many members are worried about how they’re going to pay this year’s winter fuel bills. Help is on hand. “There for You” has set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income by way of a one off payment of up to £40. To apply and download the application form visit http://unison.org/thereforyou  or simply contact your UNISON branch office. Everyone that applies will receive a booklet giving information about other help that may be available and how to reduce your fuel costs in the future.
Get the application form here and apply by 28 February

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

UNISON to lobby Edinburgh Council against cuts Thurs 13 Feb 08.30 City Chambers

UNISON, the union representing most Edinburgh Council workers, will lobby the council budget meeting on Thursday 13 February from 08.30 to 09.30 to expose the effects of austerity cuts on jobs and services.

“Edinburgh Council plans to put through £36 million in cuts. This is on top of £90 million since 2011, and £175 million since 2007. Services just cannot survive with this kind of attack year on year”, said John Stevenson, the union’s Edinburgh Branch President.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Lobby against Edinburgh Council Cuts Thurs 13 Feb 08.30 - 09.30 City Chambers

Edinburgh Council plans to put through £36 million in cuts on 13 February. This is on top of £90 million since 2011, and £175 million since 2007. Services just cannot survive with this kind of attack year on year.

We know the cuts are driven by Westminster. We know that Holyrood has just passed these cuts on, singling out local government for the lion's share. But we want to hear our politicians standing up for our local services, not just passing the cuts on.

As UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: "No school cleaner gambled billions on the stock exchange - No home carer, no social worker, no librarian. None of them created this recession. Why should they be expected to pay for it?"

Council services are about people. People provide them and people rely on them. Every service is affected. These cuts have a real human cost. A human cost like...