Green Workplace

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland
UNISON is a member of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland

UNISON members work in a wide range of environmental roles including: park rangers; inspectors, scientists and other jobs in the Scottish Environment Protection Agency; council staff across the spectrum of local authority jobs including cleansing, waste recycling, planning, environmental health officers and more; water and sewerage posts in Scottish Water; and health service staff participating in schemes to save energy. (Click here for latest updates and publications)

UNISON members…

  • Help protect our rivers, land and the air we breathe
  •  Provide clean, safe water for home, work and industry
  •  Keep our towns, cities and countryside clean and tackle noise pollution
  •  Raise awareness of global warming and other environmental issues
  •  Support the three Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle
  •  Promote sustainable ways of living and working

Our members’ ordinary every day jobs directly impact on the quality of life and health of Scotland’s citizens. They are keeping our communities free of litter, collecting household and business waste, providing healthy food to school children, ensuring new buildings meet stricter environmental and energy efficiency targets and working in countless other ways to make sure we can all enjoy the benefits of modern living in a sustainable way.

Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It is a key principle in tackling climate change.

Sign up for UNISON Scotland’s Green Network updates
If you would be interested in receiving occasional email news about climate change issues and events that are relevant to UNISON members, sign up for UNISON Scotland’s Green Network updates. Just send your email address to Fiona Montgomery f.montgomery@unison.co.uk asking to be added to the mailing list.

Information about meetings of the Green Network is also posted on our Facebook page, along with news updates.  www.facebook.com/greennetworkunisonscotland/


Latest updates

Just Transition Partnership MSP Briefings

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The Just Transition Partnership sent this briefing to all MSPs last week. It summarises the JTP's thinking on the Just ...

Climate Change Bill

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The Scottish Government has published the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill. This E-Brief looks at the reason why ...

Climate Change Bill Consultation Response

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UNISON is a member of the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition and we support the submission from SCCS. We outline ...

Air Departure Tax 50% Cut: Consultation Response

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UNISON Scotland has argued strongly against this tax reduction from when it was first proposed. As we said in our ...

Air quality in Scotland

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The Scottish Parliament's Environment Committee is conducting an inquiry into air quality in Scotland. Poor air quality now represents the ...

Air Quality in Scotland

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Poor air quality is Scotland's silent killer. The UK and Scottish governments have been criticised for not taking effective action ...