Another Edinburgh is Possible is a recently formed independent alliance of community groups and trade unionists working to defend and extend public services in the city.
Please consider completing this short survey. Another Edinburgh is Possible wants to know your views about current council services and your ideas for the services we need.
The survey is completely anonymous, it will be impossible to link responses to any individual, and the data collected will be used to help us collate the views of people right across the city and understand how factors like age and gender influence experience.
Once you’ve submitted the form please share the link with friends, family, neighbours and workmates (email, Facebook, WhatsApp etc).
You may also wish to compare and complete the City of Edinburgh Council budget engagement, which closes 12th December 2020.
The TUC dates for rep training are online, with the next course for new reps starting on Monday 12 January—and another starting Monday 19 January. The courses are listed for Edinburgh, Fife and Glasgow, but they are delivered online, so you can attend any.
To become a rep you need to attend union reps 1 and 2 training—this can be from Unite, ideally, or from the TUC. We’ll publish the Unite training dates as soon as we know them.
You are entitled to paid time off to attend under the facilities agreement.
Our position for the next pay award
Following talks with our sister unions covering workers in Local Authorities, a joint pay claim was submitted to COSLA on 16th December 2020.
This is simply the beginning of the negotiation process that will lead, eventually, to a new pay settlement for Local Government workers (excluding Teachers, Chief Officers and, in some councils, Craft Workers) beyond 31st March 2021.
Negotiations are conducted through the Scottish Joint Council (SJC), the negotiating body that consists of: CoSLA staff, HR officers (representing council administrations), Councillors from different authorities (representing the political side), GMB, Unison, and, Unite the Union representing the workers.
Unite members will recall that our pay claim proposals were developed from the feedback you gave in a survey which was carried out in September/October. The joint claim is similar to this.
The Joint Trade Unions demand:
Continue reading “Joint Trade Unions’ Pay Claim”