Save our council services.

 

CUTS CAMPAIGN

The austerity cuts for Fife Council over the next 3 years equate to £91 million.

This is a critically damaging amount of finances taken away from much used public services. All this achieves is to drive down living standards within the Kingdom of Fife. Austerity means the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Food banks and on the increase and families are struggling to meet everyday costs.  Our services are going to be slaughtered and we will face closures of many places in which we as residents of Fife rely upon. The TU bill is a blatant attempt to stop unions fighting back against these brutal cuts.

Our services are worth fighting for – without them, the most vulnerable groups will be the ones mostly losing out.

What can we do?

On 6th February Unison are holding public stalls in the town centres in Fife. We will be in Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes from 1:30 – 3:30. Help us fight for your service and petition against the Trade Union bill.

For further information, contact Brian O’Donnell, one of our branch officers on:-

brian.odonnell-crm@fife.gov.uk

You can also have your say on the current budget proposals on Fife Direct –

 

http://www.fifedirect.org.uk/minisites/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.display&pageid=74AE358C-0D2C-5952-0667A17B648F45AB&siteid=749EEB4C-BB78-7A20-2723B841B0BC4599

FAO Homecare workers

For the attention of Home Care Workers…

If you haven’t received the consultative ballot with regards to the changes to homecare (Jan 2016), then can you please get in touch with the branch on 01592 583686. Everyone needs to have their own unique ballot paper and not a photocopy from someone who has one.

AGM 2016

 

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Just a reminder that our AAGM’s are coming up at the end  of next month. For information our Scottish Secretary (Mike Kirby) has kindly agreed to attend the first meeting in the Town House, Kirkcaldy and the meeting to be held at Bankhead in Glenrothes.

Members are encouraged as always to attend any one of these meetings but I would urge as many of you as possible to make yourselves available for the meetings that Mike is speaking at. As members you will be aware that the ongoing challenges facing us arising from the continuing austerity budget measures, pay restraint, ongoing reform of public services are having a devastating affect on us all.

I doubt if there is an individual member of our Branch that hasn’t been affected by a Managing Change exercise in the last few years, many of us have had multiple experiences of hours being cut, re-deployment into lower paid jobs etc.

The Austerity Agenda along with the (Anti) Trade Union Bill, together with the Scottish General Election in May and the prospect of a referendum on Europe in 2016 will also provide a platform for discussion to allow members to influence our unions policy on these and any other topics that are raised.

Hoping to see as many of you as possible at an AGM…

UNISON FIFE BRANCH 2016 AGM DATES

MONDAY 29TH FEBRUARY, 2016
IN THE TOWN HOUSE, KIRKCALDY
BETWEEN 5.00 P.M. AND 7.00 P.M. IN ROOM KTH01.002
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TUESDAY 1ST MARCH, 2016
IN NEW CITY HOUSE, DUNFERMLINE
BETWEEN 12:00 P.M. AND 2.00 P.M. IN ROOM NCHLG.002
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WEDNESDAY 2ND MARCH, 2016
IN BANKHEAD, GLENROTHES
BETWEEN 12:00 P.M. AND 2.00 P.M. IN ROOM BNKGF.001
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WEDNESDAY 2ND MARCH, 2016
IN BELL BAXTER HIGH SCHOOL
BETWEEN 5.00 P.M. AND 7.00 P.M. IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM (ADJACENT TO STAFF ROOM)
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THURSDAY 3RD MARCH, 2016
IN FIFE HOUSE, GLENROTHES
BETWEEN 12.OO P.M. AND 2.00 P.M. IN ROOM FHWGF.007