It’s Christmas and we had considered publishing a bumper Christmas Annual to celebrate the year past and look forward to the year to come. However, when we started writing it we became too depressed and decided to discontinue as we didn’t want to spoil anyone’s festive break.
We’ll come back in the new year with a review and look ahead so if you wish to publish anything (editorial being the preserve of the branch officials), comment on anything or make suggestions please send these to the branch secretary (email address below). A brief newsletter is also available below if you wish.
In the meantime have a great holiday. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all @unitececbranch
Join public workers from across Scotland in a rally outside the Scottish Parliament on 12 December at 12 noon to press the case for a budget for public services that
protects our precious public services.
This is the day the Scottish Parliament will be debating the budget for 2019/20.
Trade unions want to get across their views on the budget, including money
for an appropriate public sector wage increases in 2019
to deal with homelessness and the social care crisis.
Public sector in crisis
We need more investment in all public services. Our NHS is under pressure and there is a growing crisis in care. Workers are standing up for services and standing up for themselves.
We need a fair deal for local councils. Teachers and local government workers emphatically rejected pay offers. Unions met in late November to co-ordinate plans should the Scottish Government and COSLA not provide a fair pay deal for local authority workers.
We need a fair deal for all public service workers.
The Glasgow equal pay strikes and the display of strength from Scottish teachers at their rally last month shows that public workers are losing patience.