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

STUC inundated by messages of support for Glasgow strikers

The STUC says it has been inundated by messages of support from across Scotland for the UNISON and GMB members taking ... Read More

Video calls for reject vote in local govt pay ballot

UNISON Scotland is calling on Local Govt members to REJECT the employers’ latest pay offer in an online ballot running ... 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

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Latest local government briefings

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 ...

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 ...

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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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