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Unison Fife Meetings

Fife

 

UNISON Fife LG Branch Meetings

 

Cuts Agenda – The way forward for Local Government

 

 

Colleagues,

 

The Branch have arranged two meetings on Wednesday 17th September 2014 to discuss the above. Members are encouraged to attend these meetings, details below, to discuss this extremely important topic.

 

Collydean Neighbourhood Centre

Torphins Ave, Glenrothes, Fife KY7 6UL                                    12:30pm – 1:30pm

 

Glebe Park Neighbourhood Centre

Glebe Pk, Kirkcaldy KY1 1BN                                                       5:30pm – 6:30pm

 

New members will be accepted at the meetings and we would therefore encourage you to think about inviting your non – union colleagues.

 

Debbie Thompson

 

Branch Secretary

 

 

 

10 GOOD REASONS TO JOIN UNISON

 

1.         YOU EARN MORE

Year on year, UNISON wins pay rises for its members.  Average earnings are around 8 per cent higher in unionised workplaces.

 

2.         YOU’RE MORE LIKELY TO GET EQUAL PAY

UNISON is campaigning to bring women’s pay into line with men’s.

 

Workplaces with union recognition are 20% more likely to have an equal opportunities policy.

 

3.         YOU GET MORE HOLIDAYS

UNISON has won increased leave for many of its members wherever they work.

 

  1.          YOU GET MORE AND BETTER TRAINING

UNISON provides courses to help you learn new skills, improve existing ones and develop your career.

 

Since 1984 UNISON has won agreements with employers to pay for courses and provide time off for employees to attend them.

 

5.         YOU GET MORE MATERNITY LEAVE OR PARENTAL LEAVE

If you belong to UNISON, your employer is more likely to have parental leave policies which are more generous than the statutory minimum.

 

6.         YOU’RE LESS LIKELY TO BE INJURED AT WORK

UNISON health and safety stewards are trained to minimise the risk of workplace injuries and ensure that employers meet their legal obligations.

 

7.         IF YOU DO GET INJURED AT WORK, YOU’LL GET BETTER COMPENSATION

UNISON wins millions in legal compensation for people who are injured or become ill at work.  Trade Unions won £321 million for people who were injured or became ill at work in 2000.

 

8.         YOU’RE LESS LIKELY TO BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST

UNISON campaigns for tougher laws to make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, disability or sexual orientation.

 

Black and Asian trade unionists earn 32% more than non-unionised colleagues.

 

9.         YOU CAN HELP KEEP OUT PUBLIC SERVICES PUBLIC

UNISON campaigns against all forms of privatisation, including PFI and Foundation Hospitals.

 

Where our members have been transferred to the private sector we have won them pay and employment protections.

 

10.       YOU’RE LESS LIKELY TO BE SACKED

Trade Union members are only half as likely to be sacked as non member.