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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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Local Government Pay Claim

UNISON members have suffered a real terms pay cut over the last ten years. Despite the news headlines following the ...
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Damaging impact of unfair council cuts

UNISON branches are campaigning hard against looming council budget cuts that will see more jobs lost and increasing damage to ...
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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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Latest responses and submissions

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Pupils with Additional Support Needs

UNISON members are clear that currently we are not getting it right for children with additional support needs (ASN). Children ...
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Evidence to the Local Government Committee on the proposed Planning Bill

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

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