Events

Local and national events being supported  by the branch.

Edinburgh May Day march & rally 2022

Edinburgh May Day march & rally 2022

It was a great to see hundreds of trade union members and activists joined by other political and campaigning groups ...
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Justice for Sheku Bayoh Campaign

Justice for Sheku Bayoh Campaign

Vigil Tuesday 10th May, 9am to 4.30pm, Capital House, 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh The inquiry into the death of Sheku ...
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/ equalities, Events, News
Edinburgh May Day March & Rally – Saturday 7th May 2022

Edinburgh May Day March & Rally – Saturday 7th May 2022

Please join us to celebrate this year’s May Day march and rally on Saturday 7th May 2022.  The march will ...
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/ Events, May Day, News
Workers Memorial Day 2022

Workers Memorial Day 2022

The annual Workers’ Memorial Day commemoration was held on 28 April at the memorial tree in Princes Street Gardens Edinburgh ...
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Workers Memorial Day – The importance of workplace health & safety representatives

Workers Memorial Day – The importance of workplace health & safety representatives

The annual Workers’ Memorial Day commemoration was held at 12:30 on 28th April at the memorial tree in Princes Street ...
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AGM 2022 - Special Branch Committee

AGM 2022 – Special Branch Committee

A total of 219 people attended the aggregate AGM and the recall aggregate AGM.  Unfortunately, neither met the quorum needed.  ...
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Celebrate John Stevenson’s life on Saturday 30 April at the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh

Celebrate John Stevenson’s life on Saturday 30 April at the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh

An open celebration of John’s life will be held on 30th April at 1pm, at the Royal College of Physicians of ...
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/ Events, Nelson Mandela, News
UNISON 2022 Year of the Disabled Workers - Reasonable Adjustments Branch Presentation

UNISON 2022 Year of the Disabled Workers – Reasonable Adjustments Branch Presentation

UNISON City of Edinburgh Branch will be holding a Reasonable Adjustments Presentation on Thursday 28 April 2022, 5pm - 6pm ...
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Cairn Ryan Blockade

Cairn Ryan Blockade

The Edinburgh TUC was represented at the Cairn Ryan blockade on Friday 8th April which was convened by the RMT ...
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Come and be heard – Edinburgh and Lothians May Day 2022

Come and be heard – Edinburgh and Lothians May Day 2022

Join the UNISON marching bloc in Edinburgh this May Day. On the 7th May send a message to the Westminster ...
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/ Events, May Day, News
Stand up to Racism UN Anti-Racism Day Rally – 19th March 2022

Stand up to Racism UN Anti-Racism Day Rally – 19th March 2022

Saturday saw up to 2,000 people join the Stand up to Racism UN Anti-Racism Day rally in Glasgow. Trade unions, ...
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/ Events, International
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Reminder Recall Annual General Meeting

The branch Recall Annual General Meeting will be held across three aggregate meetings, members can attend any one.  The details ...
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UN Anti Racism Day 2022, Saturday 19th March, Glasgow

UN Anti Racism Day 2022, Saturday 19th March, Glasgow

UN Anti Racism Day will see international protests taking place in cities worldwide under the slogan ‘World Against Racism & Fascism.’ Transport ...
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/ Events, International
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Recall Annual General Meeting

The branch Recall Annual General Meeting will be held across three aggregate meetings, members can attend any one.  The details ...
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/ AGM, Events, News
City of Edinburgh Council Budget Day demonstration

City of Edinburgh Council Budget Day demonstration

UNISON members, Edinburgh TUC, and campaign groups braved the extreme cold and snow to demonstrate against further budget cuts outside ...
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/ budget, demonstration, Events
Annual General Meeting 2022

Annual General Meeting 2022

Our Aggregate AGM on Tuesday 22nd & Thursday 24th February was slightly short of the number of members needed to have ...
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/ AGM, Events, featured
2022 Year of Disabled Workers

2022 Year of Disabled Workers

How disabled people can overcome invisible barriers to recruitment, into meaningful jobs with career progression, and remain in work. click ...
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/ equalities, Events
International Women's Day

International Women’s Day

The Jimmy Reid Foundation has organised an event in the run up to International Women's Day.  It is called 'Women ...
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/ Events, News
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Annual General Meeting 2022

All members are urged to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the branch which will take place online via ...
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/ AGM, Events, featured
Please promote UNISON’s online social work survey

Please promote UNISON’s online social work survey

The online social work survey  is aimed at all staff employed in social work services i.e., the whole social work ...
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/ Events, News, Social Work, survey
Stand up to Racism and TUC Conference, "Fighting for Anti-Racist Workplaces".

Stand up to Racism and TUC Conference, “Fighting for Anti-Racist Workplaces”.

Click on link to register: SUTR Trade Union Conference: Fighting For Anti Racist Workplaces Tickets, Sat 5 Feb 2022 at ...
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/ Events, News
Annual General Meeting 2022 Preliminary Notice

Annual General Meeting 2022 Preliminary Notice

The UNISON City of Edinburgh Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place online due to the current health protection ...
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/ About us, AGM, Events, featured
Edinburgh Commemoration of 37th Anniversary of the Bhopal Disaster - Saturday, 4 December 2021

Edinburgh Commemoration of 37th Anniversary of the Bhopal Disaster – Saturday, 4 December 2021

A gathering to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Disaster will take place on Saturday 4th December 2021, ...
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/ Events, Health and Safety, International
COP26: Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

COP26: Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

UNISON City of Edinburgh branch members joined the climate activists from around the world as they took to the streets ...
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Save our care homes public demonstration

Save our care homes public demonstration

UNISON members and supporters demonstrating outside the City Chambers this morning.  Gerry Stovin made a deputation at the Edinburgh Integrated ...
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/ care homes action, Events, News
Members support our pay campaign

Members support our pay campaign

Members from Parks & Greenspace showing support for the Local Government members currently being balloted for strike action and our ...
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/ care homes action, Events, News, pay2021
Members support pay ballot and care homes campaigns

Members support pay ballot and care homes campaigns

Members from Burial Services showing support for the Local Government members currently being balloted for strike action and our campaign ...
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/ Events, News, pay2021, save our care homes
Save our care homes public demo - new date

Save our care homes public demo – new date

Due to a last minute change of date to the EIJB, we have had to move the date of the ...
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Save our care homes public demonstration

Save our care homes public demonstration

UNISON has organised a public demonstration outside the City Chambers to coincide with the next EIJB on Tuesday 14th September ...
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UNISON lobby to save our care homes

UNISON lobby to save our care homes

Subject to final permissions being granted, UNISON will be holding a static lobby outside the Edinburgh City Chambers on Tuesday ...
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/ Events, News, save our care homes
Save our care homes - write to your MSP

Save our care homes – write to your MSP

Click on the graphic or here for a link to a ready-made email (which you can change). It will automatically ...
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Plug the Gap Campaign

Plug the Gap Campaign

Jane Watson, Home Care Worker, Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership being interviewed today, outside the South East Office supporting ...
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Care workers launch campaign to save Edinburgh City Council care homes

Care workers launch campaign to save Edinburgh City Council care homes

UNISON, the trade union for social care, has launched a campaign with care staff to save care council run care ...
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Save Our Care Homes - Sign the petition

Save Our Care Homes – Sign the petition

Four Edinburgh care homes are facing closure with a fifth being switched from residential care to hospital-based complex clinical care ...
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Edinburgh COP26 Coalition

Edinburgh COP26 Coalition

Fiona Montgomery, UNISON Information Development Officer and one of the leading organisers of the union's Green Network in Scotland, speaking at ...
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/ Environment, Events, News
During Pride, let’s recommit to act for LGBT+ equality

During Pride, let’s recommit to act for LGBT+ equality

June is Pride month. Though not many of us are in central London to see it, the UNISON Centre is ...
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/ equalities, Events
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G7: No ‘Greenwash’ Act now on climate change

Further details for the Edinburgh COP26 Coalition event Facebook page can be found here A copy of a statement to ...
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/ Environment, Events, International
Update your details

Update your details

To update your membership details via telephone, please call the branch office on 0131 558 7488 or call UNISON Direct  ...
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/ Events, featured
UNISON Workshop Sessions

UNISON Workshop Sessions

Do other staff come to you and ask your advice? Would you like the opportunity to make a difference in ...
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/ Events, Workshop Sessions
UNISON calls for support for workers’ mental health

UNISON calls for support for workers’ mental health

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, and UNISON’s learning and organising unit has resources available to ...
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/ Events, mental health, News
Workers Memorial Day 2021

Workers Memorial Day 2021

The annual Workers’ Memorial Day commemoration was held on 28 April at the memorial tree in Princes Street Gardens Edinburgh ...
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#Plug the Gap Campaign

#Plug the Gap Campaign

UNISON members in Edinburgh's Parks and Greenspace, supporting Plug the Gap Campaign ...
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#Plug the Gap Campaign

#Plug the Gap Campaign

UNISON members at the Seafield Waste Transfer Station supporting UNISON Plug the Gap Campaign ...
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#Plug the Gap Campaign

#Plug the Gap Campaign

Members and colleagues in the council's Asymptomatic Testing Centre supporting UNISON’s #Plug the Gap Campaign ...
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#Plug the Gap Campaign

#Plug the Gap Campaign

City of Edinburgh Council members from the Street Cleansing team supporting the #Plug the Gap Campaign ...
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#Plug the Gap Campaign

#Plug the Gap Campaign

Ian Mullen, branch health & safety officer with UNISON members from the City Mortuary supporting the #Plug the Gap Campaign ...
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/ Events, plug the gap
Clean Schools, Safer Schools Facebook Live Event

Clean Schools, Safer Schools Facebook Live Event

Wednesday 28th April 2021, 18:00 – 19:00 UNISON is the union for schools and ELC staff.  Join us for a ...
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/ Events, Health and Safety, News
International Women’s Day 2021 UNISON City of Edinburgh celebrates women workers

International Women’s Day 2021 UNISON City of Edinburgh celebrates women workers

From getting the vote, to achieving protections and rights at work and at home has never come easy. Making up ...
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/ equalities, Events, News, women
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Annual General Meeting 2021

All members are urged to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the branch which will take place online via ...
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/ AGM, Events, featured
Annual General Meeting 2021 Preliminary Notice

Annual General Meeting 2021 Preliminary Notice

The UNISON City of Edinburgh Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will take place online due to the current health ...
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/ AGM, Events, featured, News
#PlugTheGap - Local Government Question Time

#PlugTheGap – Local Government Question Time

#PlugTheGap Local Government Question Time event is taking place this Thursday 12th November at 6pm, featuring COSLA Resources Spokesperson Gail ...
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Communities & Families - Online Meeting

Communities & Families – Online Meeting

For those returning to work – or working alongside colleagues as they come back into the workplace – we need ...
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#BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter

UNISON branch officers took some time during their weekly call to remember George Floyd. George was an unarmed black man ...
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STUC May Day Online Event

STUC May Day Online Event

#keyworkerheroes Friday, 1 May is May Day STUC Live Event The STUC has joined up with Trades Councils from Aberdeen, ...
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Workers' Memorial Day 2020

28 April minute’s silence to honour all workers who have died from coronavirus

UNISON and other unions are asking you to join us on Tue 28 April at 11am for a minute's silence ...
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COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 UPDATE

UNISON City of Edinburgh branch is maintaining regular dialogue with our employers as part of the emergency response to the ...
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Recall Annual General Meeting

The branch’s Annual General Meeting will be held across three aggregate meetings, members can attend any one. • Tuesday 24th ...
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Budget union deputation Full Council 20th February 2020

Budget union deputation Full Council 20th February 2020

Joint Trade Unions Staff Side Secretary February 2020 City of Edinburgh Council Budget Response The trade unions have serious concerns ...
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/ budget, disabled, Events, News, Uncategorized
AGM 2020 Agenda and Annual Report

Annual General Meeting 2020

All members are urged to attend the Annual General Meeting of the branch which will be held across seven aggregate ...
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Annual General Meeting 2020 Preliminary Notice

The Branch Annual General Meeting will be held across 7 aggregate meetings.  Please click here for full details of the ...
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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance

20 November is Transgender Day of Remembrance. A day when trans people, and their allies, remember those who have been ...
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/ Events, lgbt+, News
Trade Justice for all

Trade Justice for all

Trade Justice for all: Another world is possible Saturday 26 October, 1pm – 4pm UNISON building, Bell Street, Glasgow With: ...
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/ Events, International, News
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OUT7 : UNISON at Pride events across Scotland grows

Your OUT 7 newsletter covers the UNISON profile at many Pride events across the country throughout the summer. Also highlighted ...
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Workers Memorial Day – Taking Control Removing Dangerous Substances from the Workplace

Workers Memorial Day – Taking Control Removing Dangerous Substances from the Workplace

The annual Workers’ Memorial Day commemoration was held on 28 April at the memorial tree in Princes Street Gardens Edinburgh ...
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RECALL AGM

Your UNISON branch needs your help to set us up for the challenges ahead this year by attending one of ...
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Preliminary Notice AGM 2019 – Put the date in your diary!

The Branch Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 21st February 2019 in the Augustine Church, 41-43 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh.  It is ...
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St Andrew's Day March and Rally 2018

St Andrew’s Day March and Rally 2018

The Annual STUC St Andrew's Day march and rally will be held on Saturday 24th November 2018 in Glasgow.  The ...
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Wear Red Day 5 October 2018 - Show Racism The Red Card

Wear Red Day 5 October 2018 – Show Racism The Red Card

Show Racism the Red Card is holding the fourth Wear Red Day this year. UNISON Scotland has long supported the campaign ...
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/ Events, News, Show Racism The Red Card
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Take One Action! Film Festival 12th – 23rd September 2018

The UK’s leading global change film festival returns next month with a powerful programme exploring women’s empowerment, climate change and ...
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/ Events, International
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Grenfell A Crime Not Just A Tragedy

Edinburgh remembers Grenfell one year on.  Truth, justice and homes for the victims!  Joint the Silent vigil at 6pm on ...
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International Workers Memorial Day

International Workers' Memorial Day Edinburgh Commemoration 12:30 Saturday 28th April 2018 IWMD Memorial Tree West Princes Street Gardens Edinburgh Midlothian ...
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/ Events, Health and Safety
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Meeting: Janitors and The Facilities Management Review

27 Nov 6.30pm - 7.30pm: A joint meeting of UNISON and UNITE Janitorial staff has been organised to discuss the ...
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UN International Day of Older Persons’

To mark UN International Older People’s Day 2017, the Scottish Pensioners' Forum, in conjunction with the STUC and other  affiliates ...
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Members drop-in advice surgery

UNISON members advice surgeries will be held in Waverley Court between 12 noon - 2pm on the first Monday of ...
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Pay Up Now rally

Pay up Now! March & Rally 7 Oct Edinburgh

March & Rally: Saturday 7 October 2017, New assembly time 11.00am, Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh - Marching off at 11.45. For ...
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/ Events, News, Pay
People's Assembly

National Demonstration Against Austerity – Manchester 1st October 2017

A National Demonstration opposing the politics of austerity has been arranged at 12 noon on Sunday 1st October 2017, the ...
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