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Monday, 24 November 2014

Bhopal commemoration 3 December Greyfriars

A commemoration of the world's worst industrial disaster will be held on Wednesday 3 December at Greyfriars Kirkyard Memorial 5.45pm for 6.00pm. All welcome. There is still no justice for the victims. Click here for more details. Also see the UNISON Scotland site for details of delegation that will be in Bhopal on 3 December.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

UNISON Edinburgh Members' Benefits Day

Friday 14 November 2014 10am-2.30pm Courtyard Area Waverly Court Edinburgh
Check out how you could save up to £250 a year with your UNISON membership.

All new members joining on the day will be entered into a prize draw!

Prizes include:
New members joining between 14-21 November will also be entered and existing members can enter here
Click here or on the graphic for a poster.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Holiday Pay Claims Important Update

Since our earlier briefings on holiday pay claims, a number of employers have attempted to limit their liability for back pay by including additional money for holiday pay in workers’ pay.

This triggers the time limit for claims with the effect that many claims may go out of time. Where this has been done by a large employer like a local authority, you will already have received advice from UNISON.

If your pay now includes an element of additional pay, the time for bringing a claim will have started from the date on which you were last underpaid holiday pay. If there are more than three months since the last time holiday pay did not include additional sums, then you will be unable to pursue a claim.

The branch will be sending out a more detailed briefing very soon, but you should contact us now if you think you are running out of time because your employer has made additional payments for past underpaid holidays. Go to for more information.