Briefings

B&C-logoLatest UNISON Scotland Briefings from the Bargaining and Campaigns Team. UNISON Scotland Briefings include Bargaining and Policy Briefings for branches on a wide range of policy and employment issues, e-briefings and Legal Updates and briefings for MSPs and MPs and others to represent UNISON policy where decisions are being made.

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Fair Work Charter for Severe Weather

A new Fair Work Charter for Severe Weather has been published by the Scottish Government. This has been developed jointly with the STUC as part of the Fair Work Framework ... Read More
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Planning Reform Bill

This briefing lays out UNISON's concerns about the new Planning Bill. The Bill has now been significantly amended and will move back to the parliament for a final debate soon ... Read More
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Briefing 103 – UK Budget 2018 Implications for Scotland

The UK Government budget may not be quite as important for UNISON members as it used to be – but it still matters. Here is our brief guide to the ... Read More
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Local Governance Review Events

The Scottish government and COSLA launched a Local Governance Review in December 2017. This is a review of all public services. The original briefing is available here The next stage ... Read More
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Bargaining Briefing 102 – Early Learning & Childcare Delivery Model for 2020

The Scottish government has made a commitment to offer all three and four year olds (and some 2 year olds) in Scotland 1140 hours of free at the point of ... Read More
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Scottish Government Programme 2018/19

The Scottish Government has published its programme for the coming year, including new legislation. This briefing highlights the plans of most interest to UNISON members ... Read More
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Transport (Scotland) Bill

The Scottish Government has introduced a Transport Bill into Parliament. It changes the way buses are regulated in Scotland, bans pavement and double parking and provides the legal framework for ... Read More
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Quality Social Care Procurement

Our latest briefing looks at the practice of social care procurement. There has been some progress since our 2017 survey, but there is still limited monitoring of the quality of ... Read More
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Briefing 99 Scottish Local Government Pension Scheme Review

There is a consultation going on about a possible restructuring of Scottish Local Government Pensions schemes. The aim is to compare different options to improve the performance of the schemes ... Read More
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Climate Change Bill

The Scottish Government has published the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill. This E-Brief looks at the reason why the Bill's target of 90% emissions reduction by 2050 is ... Read More

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