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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Equal Pay Deal in Glasgow

UNISON is proud to say that we have reached an agreement in principle to a package of payments to resolve ... Read More

Policy Briefing 105 Draft Scottish Budget 2019/20

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

CCTV in Additional Support Needs Schools

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

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Latest local government briefings

Damaging impact of unfair council cuts

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

Guidance for the provision of healthcare in schools and nurseries

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The Scottish government has published the long-awaited update on guidance for the provision of healthcare in schools and nurseries. The ...

Local Government Pay

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

Fair funding for local government

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

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Latest responses and submissions

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 ...

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 ...
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