Education & Early Years member update

For the attention of UNISON Members in Education/Early Years UNISON West Dunbartonshire Branch are in consultation with management in Education and we have requested the following: Guidance/Procedure for supporting children/pupils remotely including child protection issues Risk assessment for supporting Children/Pupils remotely Description of tasks and duties working with children/pupils remotely Breakdown on monitoring capabilities and […]

Free courses for members

UNISON Scotland have managed to secure some limited funding through Scottish Union Learning to provide a short programme of free courses for January and February. The courses are: Mental Health Awareness An introduction to Mental Health issues, it’s impact on people and what can be done to support people with poor mental health – particularly […]

Branch Annual General Meeting

Unison West Dunbartonshire Branch would like to advise members that the Annual General Meeting of the branch will be held on Wednesday 3rd  March 2021 and Wednesday 10th  March 2021, with both meetings starting at 12.30pm and being held remotely through Zoom. Joining details will be sent at a later date. Please find below, at the bottom […]

Local Government Trade Unions submit 2021 Pay Claim to COSLA

Trade Unions representing the bulk of the Local Government workforce submitted their 2021 pay claim to COSLA on Wednesday 16th December. The claim calls for: • A one-year settlement that runs for the period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 • A £2,000 flat rate increase to all spinal column points, or 6%, whichever […]

Early Years Member Meetings

FAO EARLY YEARS MEMBERS UNISON has scheduled a number of online member meetings to take place next week. Details will be circulated to members today. If you do not receive a communication from us and work in an Early Years establishment, please contact the branch to update your personal/contact details either by emailing unison@west-dunbarton.gov.uk or […]

WD Leisure Trust Members Update – 20/11/2020

In response to a press enquiry relating to our update to members yesterday, the branch have made the following comments. These are deeply worrying times for our members and their families. We need more funding for local government and the vital services councils support like West Dunbartonshire Leisure. UNISON will continue to stand up for […]

WD Leisure Trust Members Update – 19/11/2020

UNISON are aware of West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust’s intention to pay staff 80% of their salary through the Job Retention Scheme as a result of West Dunbartonshire being placed in Level 4 restrictions from Friday 20th November. UNISON will not agree with anything less than 100% of salary being paid and we would advise members not […]

Branch Update – 18/11/2020

The First Minister has announced that West Dunbartonshire will move into Tier Level 4 on Friday the 20th November 2020 at 6.00pm. UNISON will make representations at Local and National Government level if required to ensure services are provided safely. Your local representatives are also engaged in discussions with our employers about any changes to […]

Free Autumn/Winter Learning Opportunities for UNISON members

UNISON Scotland have secured funding through Scottish Union Learning to run a short programme of courses over the Late Autumn/Winter Period which are open to all members, activists and staff. All the courses have been developed to run online and will be delivered by Specialist Learning Providers. Please use this Expression of Interest Form to […]

Webinars – Safe Return to Work

Following the success and positive feedback from participants who have attended UNISON’s safety webinars, we are pleased to advise that we have arranged some further dates (as below) and hope that you will be interested and able to attend. Tuesday 20th October at 12.00 – 2.00pm Thursday 22nd October at 12.00 – 2.00pm As we move through […]