Category Archives: Reports

Early Learning and Childcare research report

UNISON Scotland commissioned an independent assessment of the contribution made by Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) staff to childcare and education services in Scotland. The research constructively informs the work of UNISON Scotland in promoting the role, contribution and interests of Early Years Workers (ELWs) in the context of any upcoming expandion of early years […]

Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2017

Violent Assaults on Public Service Staff in Scotland – UNISON Survey 2017 UNISON Scotland has carried out an annual survey of assaults to public sector workers based on Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to employers of UNISON members in the public sector since 2006. We ask employers to tell us the total number of assaults which […]

It’s Not Part Of The Job – A health and safety guide on tackling violence at work

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 threats are much more common and can have long-term health effects. This guide is produced for safety representatives and stewards in the community and voluntary sector in Scotland – who […]

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 2017), with a new report from UNISON on combating austerity. Scotland’s largest public service union says new figures from councils and health boards demonstrate the importance of its proposed measures designed to help protect services […]

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 the country’s public services and the people who deliver them. It shows a group of workers who are short-staffed, overworked, stressed and long overdue a pay rise. This report reveals a dedicated workforce committed to ensuring […]

Public sector recruitment crisis because of ageing workforce, says UNISON report.

A new report from UNISON warns of a recruitment crisis in the public sector within the next decade because of an ageing workforce. UNISON say that 40% of the public sector workforce are to retire in the next 10 years. This is after a decade of austerity in public services which has drastically reduced the […]

Young Members win TUC campaign award

  Congratulations to UNISON Scotland Young Members on winning the TUC campaign award for their ‘Gonnae No Dae That ‘anti-bullying campaign.   See full details of the campaign at http://www.unison-scotland.org/2016/02/27/young-members-launch-bullying-and-harassment-guide/ Young Members Home

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 giving a clear overview of what is going on in Scottish schools. Its main finding is that support staff have lack of time, lack of resources and heavy workloads which mean they are struggling to […]

Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2016

Violent Assaults on Public Service Staff – UNISON Scotland Survey 2016 Since 2006, UNISON Scotland has carried out an annual survey of assaults to public sector workers by issuing a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to all employers of UNISON members in the public sector. Our analysis of the figures received for 2016 shows a […]

Pensions Bulletin No 51 – Oct 2016

Latest on pensions from UNISON Scotland (see also our pensions site www.pensionsscotland.org) Pension Seminar The UNISON Scotland annual pensions seminar will be held on Monday 28 November 2016 at UNISON House, 14 West Campbell Street, Glasgow G2 6RX. It is open to branch pension contacts and champions; pension board members and others with an interest in […]