Scotland’s biggest and liveliest public service trade union, representing workers delivering public and related services across Scotland.

Steven Larkin

Working for better pensions’ governance

Local Government delegates gave unanimous backing for a motion from the Scottish Joint Council Committee for a campaign to ensure ... Read More
/ Conference, Local Government
Scott Donohoe

Need for mental health action plans as cuts bring pressures

UNISON called for a strategy to combat mental health issues in the workplace arising as a result of increasing workloads ... Read More
/ Conference, Local Government
Brenda Aitchison

Bring services back in house and provide for need not greed

Local Government Conference slammed the outsourcing of public services as “well and truly” discredited. It backed a high-profile campaign to ... Read More
/ Conference, Local Government
Organising Tree

Organising tree winners

As over 100 UNISON Scotland activists took part in training in May, we ran an Organising Tree competition where participants ... Read More
/ Learning
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Climate Change Bill

The Scottish Government has published the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill. This E-Brief looks at the reason why ... Read More
/ Briefings, Green Workplace
Press Release

Unions serve notice of strike action on East Dunbartonshire Council

Unions have served formal notice on East Dunbartonshire Council and its offshoot East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust of four days ... Read More
/ News, Press release
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Pensions Bulletin

The latest edition of our Scottish Pensions Bulletin covers the SLGPS structural review, NHS contribution rates, retirement at 55 and ... Read More
/ Pensions
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Local Governance Review: Democracy Matters

In December 2017, the Scottish government and COSLA jointly launched a Local Governance Review. The aim is to make sure ... Read More
/ Briefings
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Scottish Launch of ‘Cracks in the Wall – Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel’

Scottish Launch of ‘Cracks in the Wall - Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel’, with Ben White. Organised by UNISON  Scotland and ... Read More
/ International
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Post Legislative Scrutiny of Police & Fire Reform

This is the UNISON Scotland response to the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee's call for written views on Post Legislative Scrutiny ... Read More
/ Responses
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Workforce planning in local government

The Scottish Parliament's Local Government and Communities Committee is looking at workforce planning as part of its budget scrutiny process ... Read More
/ Responses
Press Release

UNISON report reveals trading standards cuts are putting public safety at risk

The number of trading standards officers have been cut by almost a quarter (23%) in the past six years, giving ... Read More
/ News, Press release