Following the Scottish Government’s guidance, schools are due to return next week. Staff and pupils—and their families and friends—will be anxious that the return has been rushed without time for all health and safety measures to be put in place.
Staff and pupils—and their friends and families—should not be put at risk by the impact of employers’ carelessness as they rush to reopen schools.
When you return
All workers need to understand
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Following the implementation of the 2018-21 pay deal in 2019, Unite, along with our sister unions, has been working with COSLA to develop a set of principles to ensure the full consolidation of the Scottish Government Living Wage.
These talks have been, at times, challenging, however Unite has persisted.
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Following Scotland’s First Minister’s announcement that recycling centres will be reopening from 1 June, Unite has been engaged with CoSLA to secure safe working practices for all members.
Unite was disappointed to learn that a body – without a voice for the workers – had already been meeting and determining the best way to reopen the centres. This is unacceptable as Unite believes that this body has not examined the real challenges workers will face in practice.
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As services and workplaces start to reopen, Unite members are rightly concerned at the procedures and processes that are put in place to protect themselves, colleagues and indeed the public.
Unite has drawn up guidance for employer to follow to ensure your safety is at the top of any plans.
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Unite continues to press the Scottish Government to do the right thing by the key workers who are
- keeping this country operating
- caring for our loved ones
- taking away our refuse
- supporting our kids at school.
Sign the STUC’s Time 2 Pay Workers petition to help the cause.
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