Saturday 11 November 2017

A helping hand from the government

How far will the government go to avoid a decent public sector pay rise? Sign the petition at

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Come along for a great Free Family Fun Day

Menu ( free food)


Ø  Cheese Burger & Chips Or Veggie Option


Ø  Plus Hot or Cold Drink




Tickets to Dynamic Earth


Ø  Face Painters


Ø  East Lothian Bouncy Castles


Ø  Giant Event Slide

Ø  Large Bouncy Castle

Ø  Surf Simulator

Ø  Sumo Wrestling set

Ø  Bungee Run


Ø  Kids Fun Fair Ride


So a free day out in Edinburgh for members and families.



Call 01224 620624 to secure your place

Friday 15 September 2017

International Day of Peace 21st September

International Day of Peace – 21 September
International day of Peace “Peace Day” is observed around the World on 21st September since 1981.  It’s a day devoted to “Commemorating and Strengthening the ideas of Peace both within and amongst all Nations and People” General Assembly United Nations   

Take One Action Film Festival

Date for your diaries :- If you are able to attend visit the website of the Belmont Filmhouse for more details
Take One Action Film Festival 17-19 November Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen

Free Financial Surgeries

Grampian Health UNISON Branch has arranged FREE General Financial Surgeries with Lighthouse Financial Advice.

Pay up now! Come to Edinburgh

1.2% is not enough - we need a pay rise!
Following months of UNISON pressure, the Scottish Government have said they will lift the NHS 1% pay cap.  That's a welcome start, but what does it mean?
1.2%?  1.7%?  2%?  Inflation is 2.9%, so that's still a real terms pay cut.  And what about all the pay we've lost over the last 10 years?  See just how much you've lost with our pay cut calculator
Don't leave it to someone else to fight for your pay
NHS staff, public sector workers, and UNISON members and their friends and families from all over Scotland, will gather at Holyrood on Saturday 7 October to show we're serious about getting a proper pay rise.
Without you and your fellow workers there, we won't have the strong voice we need.  The government will say health workers didn't turn up, so there's no real demand by staff for a decent pay rise.
The fun bit - Coach transport will be free, and there's going to be free t-shirts, goodie bags for the kids, face painters, children's entertainers, and 500 free tickets to Dynamic Earth.  What's not to like?
Bring your kids, bring your partner, bring your granny, or just bring you!
Coaches are free, but you must book in advance.  Just call the UNISON Resource Centre on 01224 620624.  Spaces are limited, so get in touch by Monday 25 September.
Coach pick up points are:
PlaceTimePickup point
Elgin06.30Town Hall
Inverurie07.30Town Hall
Aberdeen08.00UNISON Office, Alford Place

PlaceTimePickup point
Fraserburgh06.30Leisure Centre car park
Peterhead07.00Academy Bus Park
Ellon07.30Opposite New Inn
Aberdeen08.00UNISON Office, Alford Place
Coaches should be back in Aberdeen around 6pm, and after for places further north.
We will provide bottled water, but please bring a packed lunch for the day.  We will have a collection to raise money for the local CFINE Food Bank (

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Help us get a pay rise for all  UNISON members

We are  keeping public sector pay at the top of the agenda this autumn and have today created a parliamentary petition as part of our Pay Up Now! campaign:
Please sign the petition, share it on social media, ask everyone you know to add their signature and help us get to the magic 100,000 signatures as soon as possible to try and secure a debate in Parliament. That will really help us to keep the pressure on politicians and get our members the pay rise they deserve.

Join us on 7th October and show the Government we mean business