Responses and Submissions

B&C-logoResponses and submissions to consultations from the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Government and other bodies, by the UNISON Scotland Bargaining and Campaigns Team

 

  • Additional Support Needs in Schools

    17 February 2017

    Additional Support Needs in Schools UNISON conducted a survey of members working in schools in September 2016 while the survey focused on the impact of cuts on schools members answers to the questions highlighted a range of issues which are relevant to the committee’s inquiry into Additional Support Needs in schools. The key challenges raised by members were: Increased general workload and physical demands Increasing amounts of ... See more...
  • The Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare

    16 December 2016

    The Expansion of Early Learning and ChildcareUNISON welcomes the Scottish government’s proposals to expand early learning and childcare. It is an important step in both tackling poverty and the attainment gap that harms children who live in poverty and our society as a whole. We need to make sure that we learn the lessons of the adult care sector where we now have a fragmented service, ... See more...
  • UNISON response to the Education Governance Consultation

    15 December 2016

    UNISON response to the Education Governance ConsultationUNISON believes that education, including early years and childcare, should be both comprehensive and delivered free at the point of use by local authorities. This route offers democratic local accountability and efficiency through economies of scale. The key issue for school education is not governance but budget cuts. Schools have had £300million in cuts over the last five years with ... See more...
  • 2030 Nursing Vision – UNISON Scotland Nursing Sector Response – Dec 2016

    12 December 2016

    2030 Nursing Vision - UNISON Scotland Nursing Sector Response - Dec 2016UNISON Scotland Nursing Sector Committee Response to Scottish Government consultation on 2030 Nursing Vision December 2016 Introduction UNISON is the largest union representing workers in the public services across Scotland. We have thousands of members in the health and social care sectors and we represent nurses and other health professionals in the NHS. The UNISON Scotland Nursing Sector Committee discussed the consulation paper at ... See more...
  • Police Budget Inquiry – Nov 2016

    21 November 2016

    Police Budget Inquiry - Nov 2016 This is the UNISON Scotland evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Sub-Committee on Policing inquiry into financial planning for 2017/18. This is a challenging inquiry because there is little evidence that the police budget has been sorted for this year – let alone next year. Our submission calls for budget clarity and a reminder that there is a duty of Best Value. ... See more...
  • Evidence to the Scottish Parliament Audit Commttee

    4 November 2016

    Evidence to the Scottish Parliament Audit Commttee UNISON members provide essential roles across higher and further education, these roles while often overlooked by policy makers are crucial to the functioning of education institutions and to the student experience. The Post-16 Education Act (2013) was intended to bring substantial changes to the organisation and governance of the sector. The Audit Scotland reports support UNISON calls for much more ... See more...
  • A Social Security System for Scotland – submission to Scottish Government Oct 2016

    25 October 2016

    A Social Security System for Scotland - submission to Scottish Government Oct 2016The UNISON Scotland submission to the Scottish Government Consultation on a Social Security System for Scotland Oct 2016  UNISON represents over 150 000 workers providing public services in Scotland. Our members work across public, private and voluntary sectors.   Some of this work is directly related to the Social security system – for many others the way the Social security system operates has ... See more...
  • Draft Budget 2017-18: Evidence to Scottish Parliament Local Government Committee – Oct 2016

    24 October 2016

    Draft Budget 2017-18: Evidence to Scottish Parliament Local Government Committee - Oct 2016Summary: Local government budget It is very difficult to respond to calls for evidence on a budget when there is so little information available. Our comments are therefore based on the Scottish government’s statements and published programme for government and members’ experience of recent local government budget cuts. Public expenditure in Scotland faces year-on-year real term reductions, despite recent comments made by the ... See more...
  • Encouraging voting in council elections

    19 October 2016

    Encouraging voting in council elections This is UNISON Scotland’s submission to the Scottish Parliament Local Government Committee’s inquiry into voting in council elections. We set out a number of ways that might improve turnout in these important elections. See more...
  • Response on Public Petition PE1605 – Whistleblowing in the NHS

    14 October 2016

    Response on Public Petition PE1605 - Whistleblowing in the NHSResponse on Public Petition PE1605 – Whistleblowing in the NHS Public Petition PE1605, submitted in March 2016, is entitled ‘Independent national whistleblower hotline for NHS Scotland’. The petition: Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to establish an independent national whistleblower hotline for NHS staff to replace the current helpline. It would differ in that it would investigate reports about mismanagement ... See more...

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