“It locks in social care as a commodity in a market rather than a public service for citizens. In doing so it confirms profit from care as a founding principle of the National Care Service” Unison
Around a dozen key workers will begin continuous strike action from 00:01 hours on Monday 20 June at the port of Lerwick, Shetland.
If the ballot for industrial action is successful then strike action could begin in August at the beginning of the new school term.
Workers at Marine Scotland in seafaring roles will take part in two separate periods of 48-hour strike action involving Marine Protection Vessels (MPV) Hirta on 26 and 27 May, and Jura on 3 and 4 June.
“The Scottish Government has to come back to us with a more realistic offer at talks next week or strike action is inevitable in the coming weeks. ” Sharon Graham Unite general secretary
Workers in every Stagecoach division in Scotland have supported taking industrial action in a dispute over pay.
“Stagecoach’s stance has been nothing short of shocking, and it has infuriated the workforce who have continued to work diligently throughout the Covid pandemic. ” Dougie Maguire, Unite regional coordinator,
Changes being introduced by the Scottish Government over self isolation for key workers have been criticised by the trade union Unite Scotland who say that it could lead to a new spike in the pandemic.
Around 40 towage workers employed by Shetland Islands Council (SIC) are set to begin an overtime ban on 5 July
“We are hoping that common sense prevails and the Council give our members what they are owed, which is the same as their fellow workers.”