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UNISON – rise in attacks on public service staff is ‘tip of iceberg’

Public services union UNISON Scotland has called on the Scottish Government and all public service employers to take action immediately in order to tackle the “massive scale of the problem of violence against public sector workers”. UNISON’s annual Violence at Work survey published today (Friday 20 October) reveals a further increase in reported assaults on […]

Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2017

Violent Assaults on Public Service Staff in Scotland – UNISON Survey 2017 UNISON Scotland has carried out an annual survey of assaults to public sector workers based on Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to employers of UNISON members in the public sector since 2006. We ask employers to tell us the total number of assaults which […]

Violence at work is not ‘part of the job’, says UNISON

UNISON Media Release Violence at work is not ‘part of the job’ says UNISON as it launches a new health and safety guide today (Thursday). UNISON, Scotland’s largest public service union, says employers are failing workers in the community and voluntary sector by viewing violence at work as inevitable. The guide – It’s Not Part […]

Violence against public service workers doubled in a decade, says UNISON

UNISON’s annual Violence at Work Survey 2016 is launched today (Friday 21 October)  at UNISON health and safety conference at the University of Stirling. It shows a rise of 20,000 to 40,000 violent assaults per year in the last decade (2006 to 2016), against public service workers in Scotland. With a significant increase in violent assaults against local […]

Violence at Work: A Survey of UNISON employers and Staff in Scotland 2016

Violent Assaults on Public Service Staff – UNISON Scotland Survey 2016 Since 2006, UNISON Scotland has carried out an annual survey of assaults to public sector workers by issuing a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to all employers of UNISON members in the public sector. Our analysis of the figures received for 2016 shows a […]

UNISON welcomes introduction of Scottish Living Wage for social care

UNISON welcomes the Scottish Government commitment to introduce the Scottish Living Wage across the social care sector in Scotland, from 1st October 2016. This is the result of a long campaign by UNISON, and we are pleased that extra money has been provided for employers to meet this new commitment. However, we are disappointed that […]

May Day Success

Grampian Resource Centre Staff took place in the Aberdeen Trades Council May Day March on Saturday 29th April wearing hospital beds. This was to highlight the abandoned plans for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary being one of four major trauma centres that were promised by ministers in 2014. More recently they had cut the plans to having […]

Pay all care workers living wage, says UNISON

UNISON is calling on all employers to pay the living wage to care workers and all councils to adopt UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter in its Social care manifesto for Scotland to improve working conditions for some of the worst paid public workers in Scotland. UNISON manifesto Social Care in Scotland is launched today (Monday 2 […]

UNISON Scotland Community Facebook

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Briefing No: 74 Charity Sector

Charities play a vital role in our society. However, if they are to recover public trust and the support of staff, they need to improve their governance. Government also needs to strengthen regulation and transparency.