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Daily Archives: May 8, 2009

Two unions back single status deal

Two unions back single status deal

08/05/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

Two of the three main unions representing the SIC workforce have now voted overwhelmingly in favour of accepting the proposed new pay structure.Following the GMB union’s 92 per cent vote for the single status offer, TGWU-Unite members have followed suit with 91 per cent acceptance. The long-de... Read more...

Review of elderly placement services

Review of elderly placement services

08/05/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

Councillors have backed a review of the system in Shetland which helps elderly people avoid being stuck in hospital when they do not need to be there and provides a temporary care unit for people to stay in while waiting for a care home place.The so-called interim placement services are increasi... Read more...

Hjaltland stays apart

Hjaltland stays apart

08/05/2009, by in Public Affairs

Hjaltland Housing Association will continue to operate the “one stop shop” for housing, it was decided this week.Councillors were given the option of taking the service back into local authority control when they met at the Town Hall on Tuesday.However they agreed the service, which hand... Read more...

Gathering at war memorial for Anzac Day

Gathering at war memorial for Anzac Day

08/05/2009, by in News

New Zealanders and Australians gathered recently at the Lerwick War Memorial for the 2009 Anzac Day service. After a short address and the singing of the national anthems, a wreath was laid, and the flags of the two nations were raised. The traditional one minute’s silence was observed, followed... Read more...