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

 

  • UNISON response to fracking consultation

    18 May 2017

    UNISON response to fracking consultation UNISON Scotland is opposed to fracking and we do not believe the case has been made to lift the current moratorium. We have three main grounds for reaching this view. Safety We should follow the precautionary principle in terms of safety when the evidence is inconclusive. This is rooted in Scotland’s industrial heritage as anyone suffering from asbestosis or other industrial diseases ... See more...
  • Policing in Scotland 2026 UNISON response – May 2017

    8 May 2017

    Policing in Scotland 2026 UNISON response - May 2017  UNISON Scotland Response to Consultation on Policing 2026: Serving a changing Scotland Police Scotland & Scottish Police Authority May 2017   Introduction  UNISON Scotland represents the police staff who work alongside officers as a vital part of the police team. Our police staff provide a wide range of skills and specialisms in order to deliver a high quality service, despite facing an onslaught of job cuts ... See more...
  • Gender Pay Gap

    6 April 2017

    Gender Pay Gap The Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee is holding an inquiry into the gender pay gap. The inquiry will focus on how we define and measure the gender pay gap; the gender pay gap in Scotland’s sectors; and Scottish Government action that is being taken, and can be taken, to reduce the gender pay gap. This is UNISON Scotland’s ... See more...
  • Health and Social Care Workforce Planning

    24 March 2017

    Health and Social Care Workforce Planning The Scottish Government is consulting about a new approach to workforce planning in health and social care. In UNISON Scotland’s response we highlight the weaknesses in the current fragmented system and the challenges facing the sector in the coming years. We argue for a national workforce framework that includes consistent data collection and a sectoral bargaining structure, which includes workforce planning within its ... See more...
  • Child Poverty Bill

    21 March 2017

    Child Poverty BillUNISON believes that tackling child poverty is an important and achievable aim. The Scottish government’s plan to restore the commitments and targets set by the UK Child Poverty Act are very welcome. We would though like to see the bill do more than target setting.  The Scottish government should use this bill to set out a clear programme and allocate ... See more...
  • NHS Scotland Staff Governance Standard

    16 March 2017

    NHS Scotland Staff Governance Standard The Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee is conducting an inquiry into the NHS Scotland Staff Governance Standard. This is the UNISON Scotland submission to that inquiry, which confirms our support for the Standard, while recognising that it can always be improved. See more...
  • Proposed Guidance to support the Provision of Healthcare Needs in Schools

    16 March 2017

    Proposed Guidance to support the Provision of Healthcare Needs in Schools UNISON has recently published a report (Hard Lessons) which contains feedback from members working in schools. Key concerns raised are the lack of training and consistent clear policies round the range of complex health and personal care tasks that are required to support children and young people in the educations system. UNISON therefore welcomes the publication of and looks forward ... See more...
  • Response: Early years petition PE01630

    16 March 2017

    Response: Early years petition PE01630Our response to:  Public Petition PE01630: Eligibility for part-time funded nursery place following a child’s third birthday.     See more...
  • Additional Support Needs in Schools

    17 February 2017

    Additional Support Needs in SchoolsUNISON 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...

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