Final pay-out for transport pensioners
Thousands of pensioners are to receive a final lump sum payment
from the Scottish Transport Group's (STG) pension fund. More than
12,000 people have so far come forward to claim payments from
a £126 million pension fund secured by Scottish Ministers
in 2002. However, there are still around 600 people who have not
yet claimed their entitlement. All former members have until October
31 to contact the Executive and identify themselves as eligible.
A third and final round of payments due to members will be made
by the end of the year. Click
here for full details
UNISON transport members in Scotland work for a range of transport
organisations, including Passenger Transport Executives, bus companies,
British Waterways, harbour companies and some local airports.
Their jobs include professional, managerial, administrative, clerical
manual and engineering roles.
Passenger Transport Executives (PTE)
Some of our transport members work for PTEs including Strathclyde
and Lothian PTEs which plan and organise transport for their region
(Bus services, however, are run by private bus companies in these
UNISON members are therefore employed by organisations that are
at the forefront of implementing the Scottish Executive's public
transport policies. Members in these organisations belong to their
respective local government branches.
UNISON members today work in many bus companies that used to
be publicly owned but are now privatised. They provide the bus
services you see on the road. There are a small number of UNISON
members, mostly in clerical and administrative functions, who
belong to the nearest local government branch.
British Waterways is responsible for the inland waterways system
in Scotland. Our members do all sorts of jobs from office based-tasks
to working as lock keepers. We work closely with their employers,
via a partnership agreement, to provide efficient and viable inland
waterways. Members belong to the British Waterways (Scotland)
UNISON has members in local airports outwith those owned and
managed by BAA. They belong to local government branches. Harbours
UNISON members work for harbour companies such as Clydeport which
manage Scotland's main port facilities. They include professional
harbour masters and administrative staff.
Local Authority Transport Functions
In addition to members covered by the Transport Service Group
UNISON has many members in local government who support Scotland's
transport infrastructure including planners, engineers, local
and trunk roads staff.
Positively Public transport campaign
Integrated public transport has always been at the forefront
on UNISON policy and campaigning priorities.
The current focus of our public transport campaign is part of
UNISON's overall nationwide Positively Public campaign. As part
of this campaign the UNISON Transport Charter sets out our main
- increased investment
- better concessionary fare schemes for senior citizens, the
disabled, students and job seekers
- greater powers for local transport authorities to enforce
- protection for employees' terms and conditions
- partnerships between transport authorities, operators, passengers,
trade unions and community representatives
These issues are addressed in Scotland through the Scottish Executive's
Other Current Issues
Transport Partnerships Briefing
Scotland's Transport Proposals for a New Approach to Transport
in Scotland. UNISON
Scotland's response to the Scottish Executive's Consultation on
a new agency for Transport in Scotland.
UNISON Scotland's Disabled members Committee have been active
in lobbying for improved disabled access to Scotland's public
Former bus company members continue to press for a fair share
of closed pension schemes
For further details contact: Dave Watson, Scottish Organiser