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

COSLA President supports ONE team campaign

COSLA president, Councillor Alison Evison, has written to UNISON to support our 'It’s ONE team' campaign. She makes clear that ... Read More

Letter from Chair of UNISON Education Issues Group to John Swinney Deputy First Minister

This letter is from Carol Ball, Chair of UNISON Education Issues Group to John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary ... Read More

UNISON slams Swinney’s response to their ‘Education: It’s ONE Team’ campaign

The largest trade union in local government have slammed John Swinney’s, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and ... Read More

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Latest local government briefings

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 ...

Local Governance Review: Democracy Matters

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In December 2017, the Scottish government and COSLA jointly launched a Local Governance Review. The aim is to make sure ...

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 ...

Local Government Pay Claim

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UNISON members have suffered a real terms pay cut over the last ten years. Despite the news headlines following the ...

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Latest responses and submissions

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 ...

Evidence to the Local Government Committee on the proposed Planning Bill

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The government states that: “The planning system supports the Scottish government’s purpose of creating a more successful country with opportunities ...

The Planning Bill

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 UNISON is concerned that the Planning Bill is about less regulation of businesses rather than improving lives. Planning was reformed ...

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