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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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Latest news

UNISON and Jimmy Reid Foundation joint report into funding local government.

Lilian Macer, Convenor of UNISON Scotland launched a joint UNISON and Jimmy Reid Foundation report - Additional Revenue streams sources ... Read More

UNISON Week Newsletter 254 – Climate Change Bill, Police Staff Scotland, Cornerstone…. and more

Our weekly newsletter covering Stage 1 Debate: Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill, Police Staff Scotland, Cornerstone.... and more  ... Read More

Scottish Government must use their powers to protect the people of Scotland

#stuc19 The Scottish Government must live up to its responsibilities to protect public services and mitigate the impact of welfare ... Read More

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Latest local government briefings

Cuts to Local Government Budgets

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The Improvement service have published the Local Government Framework Benchmarking Report for 2017/18 .   This annual benchmark report is a useful source ...

Policy Briefing 105 Draft Scottish Budget 2019/20

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Our latest policy briefing sets out the key points of the Draft Scottish Budget for 2019/20. Here is our brief ...

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 ...

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Latest responses and submissions

UNISON Week Newsletter 254 – Climate Change Bill, Police Staff Scotland, Cornerstone…. and more

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Our weekly newsletter covering Stage 1 Debate: Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill, Police Staff Scotland, Cornerstone.... and more  ...

UNISON Week Newsletter 252 – Bridging the Gender Pay Gap & more

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Our weekly newsletter covering Bridging the Gender Pay Gap, our latest responses and submissions .... read this weeks edition here ...

Additional Support Needs

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This is the latest evidence from UNISON regarding the  Scottish parliament Education Committee's  follow up on its enquiry into support ...

CCTV in Additional Support Needs Schools

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There is no doubt that the needs of children and young people with additional support needs (ASN) are not being ...
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