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

 

  • Early Learning and Childcare Service Model for 2020

    20 June 2018

    Early Learning and Childcare Service Model for 2020The provision of a free at the point of use public childcare service has been a demand of the trade union movement for over a hundred years. UNISON therefore welcomes the proposal to increase the current free hours to 1140 a year. We also welcome the plans from local authorities to change the pattern of hours to better meet the ... See more...
  • Post Legislative Scrutiny of Police & Fire Reform

    31 May 2018

    Post Legislative Scrutiny of Police & Fire ReformThis is the UNISON Scotland response to the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee’s call for written views on Post Legislative Scrutiny of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012. UNISON opposed the legislation for reform of police and fire & rescue services. In particular, we noted that the proposals failed the Christie Commission principles of public service reform, including that services ... See more...
  • Workforce planning in local government

    30 May 2018

    Workforce planning in local government The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee is looking at workforce planning as part of its budget scrutiny process. In this submission we set out how workforce planning is currently undertaken, the impact of austerity and some of the challenges. Finally, we suggest a different approach to workforce planning that reflects the future needs of the services local government is responsible for. Share this:Click to ... See more...
  • Poverty and Attainment Inquiry

    22 March 2018

    Poverty and Attainment InquiryThe enormous gap in qualifications between children in poor and wealthy areas in Scotland is simply a reflection of the inequality that scars Scottish society. A well fed child living in a comfortable warm home is going to find it easier to take part in education than one who is hungry and cold. Ending the poverty related attainment gap requires ... See more...
  • Response to The Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004

    9 March 2018

    Response to The Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004   UNISON has a proud history of work for transgender equality. We have a very active network of transgender members who are represented in policy making a national level. All our members deliver public services to transgender people. This experience informs our response to the consultation. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in ... See more...
  • Response on extending FOI to RSLs

    7 March 2018

    Response on extending FOI to RSLsUNISON believes that Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) should be covered under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). We welcome the Draft Order under Section 5, but are concerned that this extension is not only long overdue but has been delayed to such an extent that the proposed commencement date is now 1 April 2019, a full year later ... See more...
  • Pupils with Additional Support Needs

    8 February 2018

    Pupils with Additional Support NeedsUNISON members are clear that currently we are not getting it right for children with additional support needs (ASN). Children with additional support needs are now physically in mainstream schools but many are far from mainstreamed into school life. The policy has not been supported with adequate funding for the learning support, healthcare needs and behavioural support that children need. ... See more...
  • Fuel poverty strategy

    2 February 2018

    Fuel poverty strategy The Scottish Government is consulting over a new fuel poverty strategy. In this response we make the case for a more ambitious plan that eliminates fuel poverty as quickly as possible. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens ... See more...
  • Evidence to the Local Government Committee on the proposed Planning Bill

    31 January 2018

    Evidence to the Local Government Committee on the proposed Planning BillThe government states that: “The planning system supports the Scottish government’s purpose of creating a more successful country with opportunities for all to flourish through increasing sustainable economic growth.” UNISON is concerned that this suggests that planning must focus on economic development rather than community development. While the two are linked it should be made clearer that planning is about making ... See more...
  • Education Reform Consultation

    30 January 2018

    Education Reform ConsultationUNISON does not believe that the proposals contained in the consultation are the best way to tackle the issues in Scottish education. UNISON is disappointed that the responses to original consultation have been ignored. When responses to a plan are so overwhelmingly negative it is best to take those views on board Instead the Scottish government are moving forward with ... See more...

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