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Latest updates 19 June 2020 - Show Racism the Red Card



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Covid 19 - LG Workforce Issues


Test and Protect - The First Minister has just announced the launch of Test and Protect – Scotland’s test, trace and isolate program which is set to go live in every one of Scotland’s 14 health board areas on Thursday.


Annual Leave – Please see annual leave communication from COSLA regarding the treatment of annual leave during the current crises and in respect of carry-over.  This is not overly prescriptive but sets out the key principles that should apply.

As you will be aware Scottish Government have announced that all schools will re-open on the 11th August 2020. The branch need your views to inform both local and national discussions.


The ScotGov announcement would mean an early start for the majority of our members in this area which in turn means our members would have to be recompensed at some stage.


There are two options for repayment of time on the table at present and these are set out in question one, however we have also included an option if neither of these options are agreeable so that we can then address this directly with the employer.


We are also seeking views on proposed changes to INSET days, see question two


Single status staff who have annual leave booked for week beginning 11 August 2020 should contact their manager by 22 June to advise if this is an existing commitment that cannot be adjusted, in light of the Scottish Government decision that schools should return, before our planned date.  Anyone who takes the leave during this period (11-15 August) should be allowed to take the leave with no detriment.


Please note the survey is anonymous and closes at 13:00 on Thursday the 18th June 2020


You can access the survey by heading to: https://bit.ly/StirlingUnisonEducationMembers2020



UNISON Stirling Branch Survey - Term Time Staff -  closing date 18 June

Our Partners at Scottish Union Learning and Show Racism the Red Card will be hosting a live Webinar on Tuesday 23rd June at 2pm .


Since 1994, Show Racism the Red Card have developed and delivered leading anti-racist educational activities, enabling thousands of people across the UK to challenge prejudices and stereotypes.

Following the launch of their latest short-film, ‘Challenging Racism in Scotland’s Workplaces’, this Webinar explores the various ways in which unions can engage work with the campaign.  

Attendees will increase their understanding of how to work with Show Racism the Red Card to engage people in anti-racism, and will learn more about upcoming initiatives and events.

Show Racism the Red Card’s workshops are suitable for trade unionists and workers at all levels. Everyone in the workplace has a responsibility for supporting equality and diversity.


This webinar is suitable for members and activists so please share widely and sign up to attend at the link below.



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