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Covid updates

Covid – Advice for people at highest risk The Covid guidance for those at highest risk has been updated – the updated document can be accessed here:  https://www.gov.scot/publications/covid-highest-risk/ State of the epidemic The current ‘state of the epidemic’ document outlining the progress of the virus can be found here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-state-epidemic-14-january-2022/ Life after lockdown: how do…

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Updated self-isolation exemption guidance for health and social care staff. 

The Scottish Government has updated the self-isolation exemption guidance for health and social care staff. The revised guidance can be found here: https://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/details.asp?PublicationID=7514  We understand that an accompanying flowchart and FAQ document are to following the coming days. The guidance removes the need for fully vaccinated staff, identified as contacts to PCR test prior to returning…

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2022 Pay claim

Further to our branch consultation, discussion with the other SJC trade unions and as unanimously agreed by the Local Government Committee, see the SJC Joint Trade Union 2022 pay claim.   Our claim is for: A settlement that runs for the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.  A £3,000 flat rate increase to all…

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Stress and ADHD awareness – free learning courses

We have secured funding through Scottish Union Learning to run the courses below which are open to both members and activists, so please promote widely. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis with unsuccessful applicants placed on a waiting list for future courses. Applicants should e-mail: memberlearningscotland@unison.co.uk   with their preferred course/s…

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Evidence to Scottish Parliament on LG Funding

The UNISON Local Government Committee gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee on Tuesday on the impact of the provisional budget allocations to local government.  You can view the full session (we present first – from 9.30am – followed by COSLA, SOLACE and the Cabinet Secretary for Finance) here:  https://www.scottishparliament.tv/meeting/local-government-housing-and-planning-committee-january-11-2022 Read…

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