Health and Safety

Health and SafetyTo be effective in our fight for safe working conditions we need people in every workplace to act as advisors and watchdogs on health and safety issues. You’ll get full training and support from UNISON as well as paid time off from your employer to carry out your union role. Check out more information on the UNISON UK site

News

UNISON – Scottish government must act as public service workers face more than 40,000 violent incidents every year

Public services union UNISON has called for action from the Scottish Government to “end the aggro” faced by council and ... Read More

Ambulance services on life support for the festive period

The union representing Scottish ambulance workers warned today that lives are being put in danger due to poor planning and ... Read More

UNISON – rise in attacks on public service staff is ‘tip of iceberg’

Public services union UNISON Scotland has called on the Scottish Government and all public service employers to take action immediately ... Read More

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Publications and events

Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2018

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Violent Assaults on Public Service Staff in Scotland - UNISON Survey 2018 UNISON Scotland has carried out an annual survey of assaults to public sector ...
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International Workers Memorial Day 2018 remember the dead fight for the living

International Workers Memorial Day 2018 remember the dead fight for the living
On 28 April each year - International Workers’ Memorial Day - we remember the dead and fight for the living. This year's theme is 'unionised ...
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Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2017

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Violent Assaults on Public Service Staff in Scotland - UNISON Survey 2017 UNISON Scotland has carried out an annual survey of assaults to public sector ...
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It’s Not Part Of The Job – A health and safety guide on tackling violence at work

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Violence at work is a major occupational hazard for many UNISON members. Physical attacks are the most serious form of violence, but verbal abuse and ...
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Proposed Guidance to support the Provision of Healthcare Needs in Schools

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UNISON has recently published a report (Hard Lessons) which contains feedback from members working in schools. Key concerns raised are the lack of training and ...
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Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2016

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Violent Assaults on Public Service Staff - UNISON Scotland Survey 2016 Since 2006, UNISON Scotland has carried out an annual survey of assaults to public ...
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