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Latest briefings

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Briefing – Draft Scottish Budget

Our latest briefing on the draft Scottish budget for the next financial year ... Read More
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Fair funding for local government

  Council services have born the brunt of austerity in Scotland. With the draft Scottish budget due on 14 December, ... Read More
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UK Budget 2017

Our briefing on the UK Autumn Budget 2017 and the implications for UNISON members in Scotland ... Read More

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Latest responses and submissions

Child Poverty Bill

UNISON believes that tackling child poverty is an important and achievable aim. The Scottish government's plan to restore the commitments ... Read More

Draft Budget 2017-18: Evidence to Scottish Parliament Local Government Committee – Oct 2016

Summary: Local government budget It is very difficult to respond to calls for evidence on a budget when there is so ... Read More

Child Poverty Bill

There are currently 220,000 children living in poverty, and two-thirds of them are living in a household where someone works.[1] ... Read More

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Other documents

Press Release

UNISON steps up combating austerity campaign to save public sector millions

A campaign to help Scotland’s public sector save and raise millions of pounds is being stepped up today (20 July ... Read More
Building Stress Damage Report

Building Stress: a survey of building control staff

This survey is the latest in our Damage series of reports which looks at the impact of austerity cuts on ... Read More
Hard Lessons

Hard Lessons: Support staff struggling to maintain standards for pupils because of cuts

This is a large scale survey of support staff working in schools across Scotland. It is a wide ranging report ... Read More