Category Archives: Community

Time to Care

From 1st October 2016 social care workers should be be paid £8.25 per hour. Are you? #TimetoCare Help UNISON enforce the Living Wage and Fair Work. Click here to fill in our Living Wage survey right now! New Social Care Rights from 1 October as demanded by Scottish Government • The Scottish Living Wage of £8.25 […]

Home care workers ask – we care, do you?

Scotland needs a quality home care service to meet the growing demand and also ensures that patients who shouldn’t be in hospital are cared for at home. While there is a welcome commitment to address this, the service at present is struggling. See more on the Public Works blog. This is reinforced in a report […]

Conference backs Scotland strategy on organising in voluntary sector

#uNDC16 Success in Scotland’s Organising for Growth Strategy will inform a UK wide approach to recruiting, organising and bargaining in the Community and Voluntary Sector as conference yesterday backed a Scotland motion to make this a key priority for UNISON. Community and Voluntary Sector is a growing part of the delivery of public services and many […]

Growing pains, a survey of youth workers

This survey is part of UNISON Scotland’s Damage series: a set of surveys looking at the impact of the ‘Age of Austerity’ on services and those who deliver them. The Conservative Government’s Austerity programme will result in a further £2billion of cuts to Scotland’s public services. Sadly the cuts that services have already endured, since […]