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

  • Unions submit local government 2018 pay claim

    12 January 2018 Unions submit local government 2018 pay claim Trade unions representing local government workers across Scotland (UNISON, Unite and GMB) have submitted their pay claim to local ...
  • Local Government Pay

    19 December 2017 Local Government PayThis is a letter from Mark Ferguson, Chair of UNISON Scotland Local Government Service Group, to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Derek Mackay MSP. He sets ...
  • Fair funding for local government

    30 November 2017 Fair funding for local government  Council services have born the brunt of austerity in Scotland. With the draft Scottish budget due on 14 December, we set out the evidence for a ...
  • UNISON – rise in attacks on public service staff is ‘tip of iceberg’

    20 October 2017 Public services union UNISON Scotland has called on the Scottish Government and all public service employers to take action immediately in order to tackle the ...
  • Council Connections September 2017

    29 September 2017 Council Connections September 2017The latest edition of Council Connections  Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share ...

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Latest local government briefings

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Guidance for the provision of healthcare in schools and nurseries

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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Local Government Pay

This is a letter from Mark Ferguson, Chair of UNISON Scotland Local Government Service Group, to the Cabinet Secretary for ...
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Fair funding for local government

  Council services have born the brunt of austerity in Scotland. With the draft Scottish budget due on 14 December, ...
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e-brief Education Reform

The Scottish government has launched a consultation on the next stage of their programme of education reform. The proposals have ...

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Latest responses and submissions

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Scotland’s Strategy for the Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs 2017-2026

UNISON members are clear that currently we are not getting it right for children with additional support needs. The strategy ...
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Professor Cole’s report into school closures

The Cole report raises a range of issues which are relevant not just to public sector building projects but to ...
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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 ...
Additional Support Needs response

Additional Support Needs in Schools

UNISON conducted a survey of members working in schools in September 2016 while the survey focused on the impact of ...
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