Entries by Eileen Pirie

SCOTTISH ENGINEERING APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT

Scottish Engineering has appointed Alastair Johnstone as President of the organisation. Mr Johnstone, Managing Director of Bosch Rexroth in Glenrothes, was welcomed by John Howie MBE, the retiring President, at Scottish Engineering’s AGM in the Glasgow HQ on Thursday 21st December. As he took over the role, Mr Johnstone said: “I am honoured, delighted and […]

Supervisor Training Courses 2018

Dates have now been agreed for our 2018 Supervisor Training Courses. The booking form can be viewed at: http://www.scottishengineering.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Supervisor-Training-Courses-2018.pdf   For more information, please contact Eileen Pirie. eileenpirie@scottishengineering.org.uk   Tel: 0141 221 3181

PRESS RELEASE – QUARTERLY REVIEW – DECEMBER 2017

Engineering industry reports improving order levels Scotland’s engineering sector continues to report increased orders and output despite the political uncertainty which has threatened to disrupt the economy for some time. According to the latest Quarterly Review of the industry published today, companies throughout the country are reporting that business is good and some have even […]

ARMED FORCES CORPORATE COVENANT – SILVER AWARD FOR SCOTTISH ENGINEERING

Bryan Buchan, Chief Executive, attended the Silver Employer Recognition Scheme Awards Dinner in The Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle on Thursday 2nd November 2017.  Bryan received the Silver Award on behalf of Scottish Engineering. The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same.  The Scheme encompasses Bronze, […]

EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEE REFUNDS

Employment Tribunal Fee Refunds.   The Government announced on 20th October that the first people eligible for employment tribunal fee refunds will be able to apply from today. Following a judgement of the Supreme Court in July 2017 which outlawed fees on the basis that the Government had not struck the right balance in terms […]

SMAS Future Manufacturing Conference 2017 – Tue 24 October

SCOTTISH ENGINEERING is pleased to promote the SMAS Future Manufacturing Conference 2017, being held at RBS Conference Centre, Gogarburn, Edinburgh on Tuesday 24th October 2017. The one-day programme will focus on four key themes: Technology in Manufacturing Data Analytics New Business Models Preparing your workforce for Industry 4.0 Confirmed speakers include: Alan Norbury, CTO, Siemens […]

HOLIDAY PAY UPDATE

HOLIDAY PAY UPDATE Pay for voluntary overtime worked on a regular basis can amount to “normal remuneration” for the purposes of calculating holiday pay, holds the EAT in Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council -v- Willetts. The employees worked for the Council as electricians. plumbers, roofers, etc. who worked contracted hours in their day jobs but also […]

ARMED FORCES CORPORATE COVENANT

ARMED FORCES CORPORATE COVENANT: Scottish Engineering is proud to publicly register our support for the Armed Forces, through signing the Corporate Covenant. Having welcomed 106 Battalion REME into membership some two years’ ago, the relationship continues to thrive with interaction between the two bodies, proving productive at events such as District Meetings, one of which […]

SUPREME COURT RULES EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEES UNLAWFUL

Supreme Court rules employment tribunal fees unlawful. After a 4-year legal battle brought by UNISON, the Supreme Court has ruled that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful. Since July 2013, employees have required to pay fees of up to £1,200 if they wanted to bring a claim against their employer, unless they qualified for remission.  This subsequently […]