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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UNISON Week Newsletter 255 – In work poverty, Local Government Funding, UNISON at the STUC & more

Our weekly newsletter covering In-work poverty, Local Government Funding, UNISON at the STUC & more  …. read this weeks edition ... Read More

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

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Latest local government briefings

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, ...

e-brief Education Reform

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

e-Briefing – Scottish Attitudes Poll March 2017 – It’s public services stupid!

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Public services are the number one issue for the vast majority of Scottish voters. We are publishing a full-scale poll, ...

Local Government Budget Cuts

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This briefing aims to provide some clarity for branches round the proposed budget. The local government budget is finally getting ...

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Latest responses and submissions

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 ...

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, ...

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