Protecting the workforce—Unite face coverings

Unite: committed to the physical and mental health of workers

We are committed to ensuring that the mental and physical wellbeing of workers is a priority. Public transport and shops in Scotland now require you to wear a face coverings, so we have stepped up to provide face coverings for frontline workers in the City of Edinburgh Council.

We are commitment to doing all that we can to ensure that all working environments are safe for our members.

Craig Cummings, branch convener, talks us through the face covering debate below.

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Joint Trade Unions thank the good councillors of Edinburgh

Statement from the Joint Trade Unions of the City of Edinburgh Council in connection with item 9.8 – engagement with employees – motion to City of Edinburgh Council (Full Council) meeting 30th June 2020:

The Joint Trade Unions of the City of Edinburgh Council would like to offer their thanks to the Councillors and Parties whose votes yesterday thwarted what can only be described as an egregious attempt by the tories to belittle Trade Unions and erode the potency of workforce representation. This action of the tories, at a time when workforce representation is most critical, demonstrates either an incomprehensible lack of understanding of workforce representation or, more insidiously, a desire that workers should be divided and ruled over.

The Joint Trade Unions of the City of Edinburgh Council (who work for the betterment of the whole City of Edinburgh Council workforce regardless of their Trade Union membership) are happy that the collective will, sense and sensitivity of the council has shone brightly through. We look forward to continued positive working relations in order to further our mutual objectives of improving the circumstances of the City of Edinburgh Council’s workforce, the services we provide and the citizens, businesses, groups and organisations we provide these services to, with and for.

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National Executive Committee Elections 2020

Remember to vote.

Your ballot paper must be returned by 18th June. If you have not yet received a ballot paper contact 08007833856 before 8th June.

Our branch believes the following will represent our interests:

Eddie Cassidy (Glasgow City Council),

Jimmy Mann (Fife Council),

Katrina Curry (Smith Anderson & Co, Kirkcaldy).

Further information available from CESvotes