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Mike Kirby, Scottish secretary, statement on the Scottish budget

UNISON is the public services trade union and the largest trade union in Scotland. Mike Kirby, UNISON Scottish secretary said: “Today’s (12 December) Scottish government budget fails to make the ... Read More
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Anger over delays to freedom of information rights for housing association tenants

UNISON Scotland and The Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland  have written to the Scottish Government criticising further delays in extending FOI to housing associations The Scottish Government announced ... Read More
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Trade unions appeal directly to council leaders to avert strike action in local government 

UNISON, Unite and the GMB have sent a joint letter to the leader of every local authority across Scotland urging them to improve the pay offer to council workers and ... Read More
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Universities and colleges unite to fight Brexit

Colleges, universities, trade unions and the Scottish Government have agreed a united approach to protect Scotland from the worst effects of Brexit. The joint statement sets out how they will ... Read More
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Cuts to school support staff could leave vulnerable children at risk, says UNISON

School support staff regularly go home worried about pupils’ welfare, safety and emotional state after discussing issues such as grooming, gangs, domestic violence, bullying, loneliness, and sexual abuse with them, ... Read More
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Scotland’s environmental health services reach ‘tipping point’, says UNISON

UNISON, Scotland’s largest union, has today (Tuesday 20 November) warned that swingeing cuts to environmental health departments have reached ‘tipping point’, putting public safety at risk. The report – Tipping ... Read More
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Trade unions urge Derek Mackay to talks to avert strike action in Local Government

UNISON, Unite and the GMB write a joint letter to Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, the Economy & Fair Work, urging him to attend talks to avert strike action ... Read More
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UNISON overwhelmingly reject pay offer and vote to move towards strike action.

UNISON Scotland’s local government members have overwhelmingly voted to reject their employer’s pay offer (CoSLA) of 3% for workers earning up to £80,000, and to move towards strike action in ... Read More
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‘The tide is turning’ says UNISON as Scottish care workers vote overwhelmingly to reject charity’s pay offer

UNISON members working at Scottish care charity, Cornerstone, have voted by a massive 92% to reject their employer’s pay offer in a consultative ballot. These staff, mainly women, provide vital ... Read More
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Thousands of Glasgow’s women march for equal pay

Thousands of Glasgow’s women took to the streets today (Tuesday) to demand Glasgow City Council resolve the long-standing pay injustice. Around 10,000 home carers, cleaners, caterers, school workers and other ... Read More