Local Government

Local goverment serves the peopleLocal Government is UNISON Scotland’s biggest service group. Its remit covers a range of employees including those of all of Scotland’s councils, Direct Labour and Direct Service Organisations, Trusts, Joint Boards, voluntary and related organisations and private companies.

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Latest news

Stand Up! Pay Up! Budget Day Rally 12 December

Public workers from across Scotland are coming together to rally at 11.30-12.30 on 12 December outside the Scottish Parliament on ... Read More

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 ... Read More

Unions’ letter to council leaders calls for improved offer to avoid strike

UNISON, Unite and the GMB have sent a joint letter to the leader of every local authority across Scotland urging ... Read More

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Latest local government briefings

Planning Reform Bill

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This briefing lays out UNISON's concerns about the new Planning Bill. The Bill has now been significantly amended and will ...

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 ...

Bargaining Briefing 102 – Early Learning & Childcare Delivery Model for 2020

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The Scottish government has made a commitment to offer all three and four year olds (and some 2 year olds) ...

Briefing 99 Scottish Local Government Pension Scheme Review

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There is a consultation going on about a possible restructuring of Scottish Local Government Pensions schemes. The aim is to ...

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Latest responses and submissions

Building Standards Compliance and Fire Safety

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UNISON generally welcomes proposals to protect the public through strengthening building standards compliance and fire safety. The success of these ...

UNISON’s Response – European Charter on Local Self Government

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All of us rely on the services delivered by local government. From childcare to elderly care, to supporting vulnerable people, ...

Early Learning and Childcare Service Model for 2020

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The provision of a free at the point of use public childcare service has been a demand of the trade ...

Pupils with Additional Support Needs

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UNISON members are clear that currently we are not getting it right for children with additional support needs (ASN). Children ...

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