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UNISON Scotland HealthUNISON represents the whole health care team across Scotland.

UNISON is the UK’s largest health union. Over 400,000 people working in the NHS and for private contractors providing NHS services are members.

More than 60,000 UNISON members work in the NHS in Scotland. Our members working in the health service include nurses, student nurses, midwives, health visitors, healthcare assistants, paramedics, occupational therapists, cleaners, porters, catering staff, medical secretaries, clerical and admin staff and scientific and technical staff. See also important information for workers registered with regulatory bodies.


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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 ... Read More

UNISON – Scottish government must act as public service workers face more than 40,000 violent incidents every year

Public services union UNISON has called for action from the Scottish Government to “end the aggro” faced by council and ... Read More

UNISON Response to Monklands Hospital Redevelopment

Health union UNISON has raised a number of concerns with a proposal by NHS Lanarkshire to replace the existing Monklands ... Read More

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Latest briefings and submissions

Local Governance Review Events

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The Scottish government and COSLA launched a Local Governance Review in December 2017. This is a review of all public ...
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Nutritional requirements for food & drink in schools

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UNISON has had a longstanding interest in the extremely important role of school meals and nutrition in schools, as part ...
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Fairer Scotland Duty

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The Fairer Scotland Duty came into force in April this year. The Scottish government has published interim guidance for public ...
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Guidance for the provision of healthcare in schools and nurseries

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The Scottish government has published the long-awaited update on guidance for the provision of healthcare in schools and nurseries. The ...
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‘End period poverty’ member’s Bill consultation response

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UNISON Scotland has a large number of women members on low incomes. We are fully supportive of this important proposed ...
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Climate Change Bill Consultation Response

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UNISON is a member of the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition and we support the submission from SCCS. We outline ...
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