27th June – Fair Pay Day

The claim is as follows

A single year claim
£1,000 flat rate payment
The introduction of a Living Wage with a minimum hourly rate of £7.20
Encourage Community and Voluntary organisations, ALEO’s conditioned to the SJC to implement any settlement agreed.

It is not enough however to simply lodge the claim and hope that negotiations will prevail! We have to win the hearts and minds of our members as to why pay matters more than ever at this time.

Please go to Unison Scotland for all the information and campaign material..

HERE

School Clothing Costs

UNISON Welfare have set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income, with school uniform costs by way of a one-off payment of up to £120. Low income is defined as net income below £18,000pa. and no savings in excess of £800.

It appears that this helpful scheme is not as well known as it should be and the closing date is 6 July.
This will be on a 1st come, first served basis until budget runs out.

Further details and an application form at:

http://www.unison.org.uk/WELFARE/news_view.asp?did=7770