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

Latest updates from UNISON Scotland

Take One Action

People Power film festival returns to Scottish cities

 Take One Action, the UK’s leading global change film festival, returns to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness this autumn, bringing ... Read More
/ International
Tannery

Case studies of workers in the shoe industry

The Labour Behind the Label campaign, supported by UNISON Scotland, aims to raise awareness of the dangerous working conditions and ... Read More
/ International
‘Change your shoes, Schuh’ call by UNISON to improve shoe workers’ rights

‘Change your shoes, Schuh’ call by UNISON to improve shoe workers’ rights

UNISON and Neil Findlay MSP will present a petition on Monday (20 November) to global retailer Schuh calling for leather ... Read More
/ International, News, Press release
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Fair funding for local government

COSLA has produced a useful briefing on the case for fair funding for local government. We agree that in the ... Read More
/ Local Government
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Immigration and Scotland

The House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee is conducting an inquiry into the impact EU exit might have on immigration to ... Read More
/ Responses
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Response to Scottish National Investment Bank consultation

UNISON welcomes the decision to establish a Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB). We have long argued that increased public investment ... Read More
/ Responses
Acotland in UNISON Nov 17

Scotland in UNISON No 128 November 2017

Thousands march in Edinburgh to demand Pay Up Now! UNISON submits NHS pay claim to roll back austerity Scottish Government ... Read More
/ News, Scotland in UNISON
Asylum seekers in Scotland are denied social work services, say UNISON and Scottish Association of Social Work

Asylum seekers in Scotland are denied social work services, say UNISON and Scottish Association of Social Work

Asylum seekers in Scotland do not get the support services they are entitle to because of inadequate support for social ... Read More
/ News, Press release, Social Work
Stirling Council Adopt UNISON Ethical Care Charter

Stirling Council Adopt UNISON Ethical Care Charter

  Stirling are the latest council to adopt UNISON's Ethical Care Charter. They join half a dozen of so councils ... Read More
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Assessing the impact of austerity cuts

This e-brief is a reminder for UNISON branches of the importance of cuts impact assessments. Branches and Regional Organisers should ... Read More
/ Briefings, Public Works
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e-brief Education Reform

The Scottish government has launched a consultation on the next stage of their programme of education reform. The proposals have ... Read More
/ Briefings
UNISON Jobs

UNISON Scotland jobs: Area Organiser (Edinburgh fixed term up to 12 months) – closing date 29 Nov 2017

UNISON SCOTTISH REGION Area Organiser (21 hrs per week - fixed term contract up to 12 months) Ref: R7/140T Based ... Read More
/ Jobs in UNISON
Say No to hate Crime

STUC needs your views on hate crime law

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on hate crime legislation. Across the STUC's equality structures trade union members have raised ... Read More
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Barclay Review: Impact on leisure services

The Barclay Review of business rates recommended ending the preferential tax treatment of ALEOs, including sport and leisure trusts. The ... Read More
/ Responses