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Help For urgent help and advice at work contact your local UNISON steward or health and safety rep as soon as possible. We can only keep in touch with you if we know where you are! UNISON consults members about workplace issues through meetings, surveys and ballots....
AGM Details (inc £100 Voucher Prize Draw)
Click here to download the safety pack UNISON stress we need risk assessments, staff training and clear guidance on safe working practices. Trade unions must be involved in local planning to ensure agreement round safe opening of schools and early learning...
This short document informs you how to gather the information required to expose, question and, where necessary, challenge unsafe work. The leaflet connects you to an online safety checklist. When completed, a copy of the checklist data goes to you via email and you...
Guidance on the Treatment of Annual Leave during COVID-19
The following is a statement sent to staff from Scottish Borders Council chief executive Tracey Logan on 08/4/20 Colleagues, We fully appreciate that these times are difficult, and that you will be concerned about your own, and your family’s, health and safety as well...
IMPORTANT INFORMATION Urgent work has been under way to review the existing UK-wide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidance and revised guidance has now been published. The guidance can be accessed via the HPE website. It outlines what PPE frontline and social...
UNISON Scottish Borders Public Services wants to ensure that all members know what their union is doing to support them during these unprecedented times.
COVID19: Joint message from Unison, Unite, GMB and SBC
SBC STAFF – Attached is the information document that has been published advising staff how to make claims at this time.
It also includes a section on accessing payslips directly through Business World Self Service.
t is obviously very difficult for some essential workers to strictly comply with social distancing guidance. Members who are working with young children or vulnerable adults and elderly people should do what they can to remain safe.
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The AGM is the branch’s policy making forum. It will elect the Branch Officers for 2020/21, set policy on important issues affecting all members and can amend rules.
Dear Colleague AGM – PRELIMINARY NOTICE The Main Annual General Meetings (AGMs) of the branch will be held on: 24th March 2020 at the committee room of Borders General Hospital at 9am-11am30th March 2020 in the Canteen Meeting Room at Scottish Borders Council...
UNISON Scotland’s welfare charity There for You has set up a fund to help members on low incomes towards the cost of their winter fuel bill through a one-off payment of £40.
Following UNISON’s successful campaign to have many of your colleagues roles re-graded from Band 1 to Band 2, UNISON are now looking to ensure there is parity across health boards regarding staff working in Band 2/3 roles who are working as, Health Care Assistants / Auxiliary Nurses / Nurse Assistants / HCSW’s.
UNISON Scottish Borders Public Services is currently awaiting a formal response from SB Cares after submitting a formal collective grievance on behalf of home care members.
SB Cares Homecare Members – Survey
UNISON Scotland has called for strong action on climate change for many years. And now, thanks to the school climate strikes, the climate emergency is finally starting to get the attention it needs and deserves.
Report all abusive incidents – including violence, threats of violence and verbal attacks through LEXI (Council) or DATIX (NHS).
For further information and advice, speak to your UNISON Rep.
Branch Newsletter – Feb 2019