Update from COSLA: new pay offer

COSLA has made a new pay offer to UNISON, Unite and GMB trade unions, covering the period from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025. The offer includes: Key highlights of the offer: COSLA has urged trade unions to consult their members on this improved offer and to suspend plans for industrial action whilst this […]

This summer, make a better journey and win a £50 gift card

The Cowal Befrienders previously won the competition with this great photo or residents from Ardenhein Care Home enjoying a day out on the trishaw Can you make a greener, healthier journey this summer by leaving the car behind and choosing to cycle, walk or use public transport, even just once a week? Not only will […]

HROnline launching 26 July

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Let’s move to HROnline Great news! HROnline, our new HR and Payroll system will launch on 26 July. HROnline replaces MyView, allowing you to view your payslip, make and authorise expense and overtime claims, and complete other HR processes all in one place. MyView is now no longer available for making or authorising claims. You […]

Caught on camera

Red squirrel at Ardrishaig - photo credit Leanne MacLachlan

We know how lucky we are to have a wide range of wildlife here in Argyll and Bute. We’re asking the public to share any photos they have of some of the wildlife seen across the area. This lovely photo of a red squirrel was captured by Leanne MacLachlan. The squirrel is a daily visitor […]

Top tips for children starting school in August

Linda Candlish, Depute Head Teacher, Colgrain Primary School

Linda Candlish, Depute Head Teacher, Colgrain Primary School, Helensburgh As a parent myself, I know that when your child starts primary or secondary school, it’s a huge change for everyone. It’s a mix of nervous butterflies and excitement for both parents and children. It’s perfectly normal to feel nervous and a bit scared. Don’t worry […]

Resources to cope with stress

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Did you know we have a range of resources to help manage stress and reduce its effects? You can find lots of helpful advice and toolkits in our health and wellbeing section of MyCouncilWorks. Here you’ll find the council’s stress risk assessment and action plan, links to a talking toolkit, designed to help you and […]

New child friendly complaints procedure and mandatory training

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In line with the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Bill, the council has adopted the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman’s (SPSO) Child Friendly Complaints Procedure.   If you are dealing with a complaint raised by a young person (under 18), an adult making a complaint on behalf of […]

Sign-up to our Employee Experience focus groups

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Employee experience survey 2024 Focus group reminder There’s still time to join one of our focus groups next month. Come along and tell us about working for Argyll and Bute Council, you don’t need to have completed the survey. We’d love you to join. Sign-up You’re the expert in your job so we’d like to […]

Mental health support – virtual appointment day

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Argyll and Bute Council is partnering with Access to Work Mental Health Support Service to offer you a free ‘Virtual Appointment Day’. The service will have time slots available on Wednesday 7th August (1:00pm – 6:00pm) and Friday 9th August (08:00am – 1:00pm).  On the day, a member of The Better Health Generation team will call you at your […]

Remember Voter ID tomorrow

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Voting tomorrow? Remember to take Voter ID with you. For information about Voter ID please see https://bit.ly/3W6FQYq