New Free FOI Training Dates – Book now! 

We are pleased to let you know that due to demand, a further five training dates have been arranged for August. These are open to members and organising staff. The dates are below and bookable now online via the links below and at We had very good take-up and hope there will be high […]

Scottish Union Learning: Summer Programme

Scottish Union Learning has organised a summer programme of learning for reps and union members to develop their skills and knowledge. The following sessions are being offered over the months of July and August: 28th July – Presenting Yourself Online with LinkedIn 4th August – Deaf Awareness Session 12th August – Employment Law: An Introduction 19th August – Equalities […]

UNISON There for You – School uniform grants

Struggling to make ends meet? Worried about back to school costs? Help is at hand. UNISON have set up a fund to help members on low incomes with school uniform costs by way of a one-off payment of £50 per child, up to a maximum of £150 per family. You will be able to download […]

Schools could be forced to close after summer break if local government pay talks fail, says UNISON

UNISON, Scotland’s largest trade union, has written to the Finance Secretary and local government leaders to warn of looming industrial action if they fail to improve their pay offer to local government workers. The call comes ahead of a meeting today (Wednesday) between the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and council umbrella group COSLA to discuss […]

Local Government Pay Update

As a follow up to our last Local Government Pay Update email sent to members on 10 June we are now in the process of identifying members who work in the staffing groups below; School cleaners Call centre staff Criminal Justice Social Workers Waste Operatives We would ask that should your role be in one […]

Working from Home Survey

The branch are very are keen to hear and understand your views and experiences of home working. With that in mind we have developed a short survey to allow us to collate this information. A link to the survey has been emailed, on Friday 28th May, to all branch members who we hold up to […]

Bombshell report lays bare the impact of the pandemic on local government workers

Scotland’s local government workers have revealed the enormous toll on their health as they’ve worked to keep services running, according to a survey published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. The findings are based on responses from more than 12,000 local government workers across Scotland, including care workers; school support staff; early years workers; social workers and […]

Public Health Scotland, COVID-19 and education settings

Please take some time to read this information and consider whether you can help Public Health Scotland (PHS) build an understanding of COVID-19 in the school setting. Please note that the closing date for taking part in the survey is 21st May 2021. Public Health Scotland, COVID-19 and education settings Public Health Scotland (PHS) is working to support the management of COVID-19 […]

Introducing our new branch LGBT+ Officer

UNISON West Dunbartonshire Branch would like to introduce Rowan Maguire as our new LGBT+ Officer The role of LGBT+ Officer involves identifying LGBT+ bargaining issues, supporting LGBT+ members and helping recruit and organise under-represented groups, including working to establish a branch LGBT group, if needed. Branch LGBT+ officers work with their branch equality co-ordinators and […]

Local government workers recommended to reject pay offer in union pay ballot.

UNISON, the largest trade union in local government, is consulting its members on whether they are prepared to take industrial action to secure a better pay offer from COSLA. The consultative ballot runs from today (Tuesday 13 April) until 28 April and comes after UNISON’s Local Government Committee agreed to recommend that members vote to […]