Delighted to say we've doubled our membership in Auchlochan and we plan to be doing more visits over the rest of 2013 , so look out for our adverts and come along and say hello , pick up some freebies and get the most out of your UNISON membership.
If you know a colleague who's not a member please speak to them and ask then to join and together we can have areal influence over your employer.
We're also happy to announce that Stephen Kirk a registered nurse at Auchlochan has stepped up to be a Local Workplace steward , please give him every support and we will do likewise.
Monday, 25 February 2013
We will be visiting Wishaw the 1st Tuesday of every month in 2013 so come and see us at the Restaraunt between 9.30 and 4pm , we'll also be doing a walkabout so if you see us -look ou for the Purple Polo Shirts say hello .
If you need to speak to us sooner or need our help please get in touch as soon as you can- contact details are this website
UNISON Scotland welcomed the decision of the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing to pay the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) registration fee of £59 for all relevant staff in NHS Scotland.
Following representation by UNISON, Health Secretary Alex Neil has written to the committee which administers terms and conditions for Scottish NHS staff (STAC) to ask them to ‘put in place a system where NHS employers will pay the PVG registration for all staff’ who need it to work with children and vulnerable people.
“We welcome Alex Neil’s decision to listen to UNISON’s arguments on behalf of NHS staff and to agree that the NHS will meet this new £59 registration fee.
“Many staff in the NHS already pay their own personal registration fee - for example nurses who pay £100 per year to the Nursing & Midwifery Council. At a time of increased pension costs to health staff and years of real terms pay cuts, this is a small but welcome victory”