Author Archives: Fiona Montgomery

Climate Change Bill

The Scottish Government has published the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill. This E-Brief looks at the reason why the Bill’s target of 90% emissions reduction by 2050 is “hugely disappointing.” With Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, we want the target to be net zero by 2050 at the latest. UNISON, with the Just Transition […]

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 Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Tuesday 26th June, 7pm, Glasgow City Unison Branch, 84 Bell St, Glasgow G1 1LQ   Ben White is a journalist and analyst, who has been visiting and writing about Palestine for […]

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 of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012. UNISON opposed the legislation for reform of police and fire & rescue services. In particular, we noted that the proposals failed the Christie Commission principles of […]

School Uniform Grant 2018

UNISON is once more launching a scheme to help members on low incomes deal with the cost of buying school uniforms. Families living on low income with children struggle constantly to make ends meet – and this can be particularly acute before the new school year begins when the extra costs hit hard. The union’s […]

Palestine Alliance demo Sat 19 May, Glasgow

UNISON Scotland Depute Convener Stephen Smellie will speak at this Palestine Alliance demonstration condemning the brutal massacre of Palestinian protesters in Gaza. Please help spread the word. Assemble 11.30am Saturday 19 May, Buchanan Steps, Glasgow. UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said today: “One of the most valued traditions in our movement is peaceful protest. “On Saturday […]

Defending democracy in Catalonia

#stuc18 Congress agreed a motion on defending democracy in Catalonia that called for the immediate release and acquittal of all political prisoners, and pledged political pressure in Holyrood and Westminster to achieve this. All affiliates and Trades Unions Councils are asked to proactively link up with their equivalents in Catalonia – working to strengthen solidarity […]

UNISON There for you Trustee Elections 2018

  Apply now to be a trustee of UNISON’s own charity. Being a trustee of ‘There for you’ (working name of UNISON Welfare) is a challenging but highly rewarding role.  Trustees are responsible for directing the charity in line with our mission and ensuring the organisation is managed effectively. We are now looking for members […]


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Response on extending FOI to RSLs

UNISON believes that Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) should be covered under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). We welcome the Draft Order under Section 5, but are concerned that this extension is not only long overdue but has been delayed to such an extent that the proposed commencement date is now 1 April […]

Dave Prentis launches Edinburgh mobile advice service

For immediate release UNISON launches new mobile face-to-face advice service for workers in Edinburgh and the Lothians UNISON is today (Friday) launching a new face-to-face advice service for employees working in care homes, GP practices or out in the community. The mobile advice unit – a custom-made vehicle with an office and internet access – will […]