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Message for UNISON members providing fire and rescue services

28 June 2013

UNISON SCOTTISH FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE NEWS
Welcome to our new branch and branch newsletter. UNISON SFRS represent UNISON support staff members employed in the new Scottish Fire & Rescue Service. Click here for newsletter (pdf)

14 August 2012

UNISON Scotland is at the heart of the reform of your service and we will look after your interests as the change process develops over the coming months and years.

The Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Bill which was passed by the Scottish Parliament in June 2012 will create a new unitary police force and a unitary fire and rescue service in Scotland.

UNISON members providing fire and rescue services have been advised of new organisational arrangements to ensure members are properly represented as we move towards a single service.

Sarah Duncan s.duncan@unison.co.uk are leading for UNISON Scotland on the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Your local branches, stewards and staff can help you with any queries or concerns.

UNISON Scotland has a seat on the Employee Consultation Forum. We aim to make sure the non-uniform staff have a strong voice in this process and your issues are properly dealt with (eg job evaluation, equal pay, terms and conditions, pay protection, and any redundancies which may be proposed. UNISON Scotland has huge experience of similar reforms and how they affect staff.

UNISON will also have seats on the Business Support and Workforce work streams.

Join UNISON
If you work in Fire and Rescue Services in Scotland there has never been a better time to join UNISON - click here: www.unison-scotland.org.uk/join

JOIN UNISON if you have not done so already, and tell your colleagues to do likewise.

We also want to build up our network of contacts and stewards across every area and Station Team, so that current information on what is happening can be fed out and back to UNISON via Lynne and Sara. If you are interested in being a frontline contact/steward for UNISON, let us know.

Recent news and publications:

14 August 2012: UNISON Scotland blog - Police and fire VAT update

13 June 2012: UNISON Scotland blog - Police and fire VAT liability

March 2012: Fire Matters - UNISON Scotland Bulletin for Fire and Rescue Staff members (pdf)

14 March 2012: Treasury confirms VAT bill for single fire and police services - UNISON

Feb 2012: Briefing on Police and Fire Reform (pdf)
The Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Bill currently before the Scottish Parliament will create a new unitary police force and a unitary fire service in Scotland.

UNISON Scotland Evidence to Scottish Parliament Committees on the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Bill published in Feb 2012:

 

 

 

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