Tag Archives: climate change

Climate Change Bill Consultation Response

    UNISON is a member of the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition and we support the submission from SCCS. We outline some of UNISON’s important priorities in the next section – such as the public sector leading by example and the Just Transition to a low carbon economy – but we start with the […]

Just Transition to a Low Carbon economy – steering group statement 16 December 2016

UNISON Scotland is one of the trade union partners which has signed a joint statement with environment campaigns FoE Scotland and WWF Scotland to develop policies that can create a Just Transition to a Low Carbon Economy. The Statement notes our shared concern that plans to tackle climate change have been too slow and not […]

Air Passenger Duty Consultation Response

UNISON Scotland starts from the position that the Scottish Government should be defending public services and working for social justice by opposing austerity and tackling inequalities. Climate change action is essential and should support these goals. Instead, cutting Air Passenger Duty would benefit the wealthiest, while increasing aviation emissions. A lose, lose proposal for Scottish public services […]

Council Connections 15 – May 2016

Local Government Reform While we await the new Scottish Government’s legislative programme, it seems clear that local government is in for a period of further reform. Reviews are promised of the structure of health boards and councils, together with new regional education bodies with more finance going directly to schools. There are also proposals to […]

Public services and a sustainable Scotland Minifesto 2016

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face in Scotland and globally. We have world leading climate change legislation, legislation that UNISON Scotland members were important in helping achieve, including through our work with the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition. The targets for carbon reduction adopted in that Act have never been met. […]

Climate Day – Trade Unions line up for a low carbon Scotland

#stuc16 Trade unionists line up for a ‘just transition’ on Climate Day at the UNISON Scotland and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland Fringe Meeting at the STUC Congress in Dundee today. See also the SCCS Holyrood Election Online Debate, 7-8.30pm tonight. It will see the five political parties represented in the current Scottish Parliament questioned on […]

Trade unions call for a low carbon Scotland

NOTE TO PICTURE DESKS: Photocall 12.30pm Monday. Details below. Trade unions are today (Monday 18 April) calling for strong action on climate change, with policies to support workers affected in the switch to a low carbon economy. On ‘Climate Day’, ahead of a Holyrood election online debate, trade unions say there must be a ‘Just […]

Tackle fuel poverty scandal and help fight climate change, says UNISON

Tackling Scotland’s “disgraceful” fuel poverty scandal must be a top priority and will help fight climate change, UNISON said today. New figures from the Existing Homes Alliance show that 62% of Scottish homes are “unhealthily cold”. The public services union works with the EHA, Energy Action Scotland, Stop Climate Chaos Scotland and others in calling […]

Civil society groups demand ethical public procurement

Thursday 30 April 2015 Press Release on updated 10 Asks for public procurement on behalf of: NIDOS, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, the Scottish Fair Trade Forum, the STUC, Stop Climate Chaos Scotland and Nourish Scotland New public procurement rules in Scotland should help tackle tax dodging, blacklisting and climate change, according to a […]