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Pay Claim Update 2018

Local Government Pay You will be aware that UNISON, along with the other trade unions representing members in Local Government, submitted a joint pay claim to your employer on the 12th January 2018.  This claim was constructed following consultation with all members working in Local Government and you can read the detail of that here.  […]

500 Voices UNISON Lanarkshire Fair Work Survey

Dear Member, UNISON Lanarkshire is running a Fair Work Survey, to look at how your employer implements the Fair Work Framework while you’re at work. This is your opportunity to have your say and to help UNISON report the results of this survey back to local councils. All care workers in the 3rd sector family […]

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 […]

Local Government Pay Claim

UNISON members have suffered a real terms pay cut over the last ten years. Despite the news headlines following the budget, there was no allocation of funds to local authorities to meet the three percent pay rise that other public sector workers are likely to receive. The UNISON Local Government Committee is now in negotiations […]

Get it Minuted! Campaign on Scottish Government record keeping

PRESS RELEASE FROM CFoIS:   The Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland (CFoIS) is launching a ‘Get it Minuted’ Campaign and is calling on people and organisations to ask and insist that there are agendas, notes and minutes for any meetings with the Scottish Government. The two actions which can be taken up by […]

A happy and peaceful festive season to all our members

… and especially to those working to keep Scotland’s essential services going over the holiday. Thousands of public service workers will be at work delivering Scotland’s essential services over the festive holidays. In local councils, the health services, utilities and many other services, UNISON members will be working to ensure we are looked after and […]

Should Social Workers Be Part of the Immigration System and Border Control?

UNISON along with SASW and refugee support organisations are concerned at reports from England that social workers are being asked to share information on anyone who approaches them for help whose immigration status might be uncertain. A computerised programme called CONNECT is being widely deployed with the expectation that social work staff enter details which […]

Refugee and asylum blog launched

This page will feature occasional blogs to give news, advice and support to social work members on refugee and asylum issues. UNISON Scotland and Scottish Association of Social Work have launched a legal guide Refugee and Asylum in Scotland: Social work support a human right not an administrative burden to provide social workers with the […]

Stirling Council Adopt UNISON Ethical Care Charter

  Stirling are the latest council to adopt UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter. They join half a dozen of so councils in Scotland who have agreed to establish a minimum baseline for the safety, quality and dignity of care by ensuring employment conditions for social care workers. Adoption of the charter guarantees appropriate pay, training and […]

Refuge and Asylum in Scotland, a guide for social work members

This updated guidance provides some underlying general guidance and signpost to other more detailed information sources. It should provide a useful tool for negotiating with employers to ensure that the right resources are put in place, including awareness training and staffing. The first issue of this document was in October 2006 in order to provide […]