Tag Archives: Freedom of Information

Response on extending FOI to RSLs

UNISON believes that Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) should be covered under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). We welcome the Draft Order under Section 5, but are concerned that this extension is not only long overdue but has been delayed to such an extent that the proposed commencement date is now 1 April […]

Get it Minuted! Campaign on Scottish Government record keeping

PRESS RELEASE FROM CFoIS:   The Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland (CFoIS) is launching a ‘Get it Minuted’ Campaign and is calling on people and organisations to ask and insist that there are agendas, notes and minutes for any meetings with the Scottish Government. The two actions which can be taken up by […]

There is little direct monitoring of home care services by councils, says UNISON

Direct contract monitoring of service users is very limited and very few visits are made to check service users are receiving contracted levels of care, according to a report published today (Monday)  by UNISON Scotland at a Community Sector Conference in Glasgow. UNISON are calling for monitoring arrangements to be adequately staffed and include site […]

FOI Time for Compliance Regulations – May 2016

Our response to the consultation joins other organisations in endorsing the response from the Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland. We are strongly opposed to a ‘two-tier’ approach to the supply of information depending on the type of body asked. Therefore, the Scottish Government should not extend the time allowed for responding to FOI requests and requests for […]

Extension of Coverage of Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act

UNISON Scotland is very disappointed about Scottish Government action on extending FoISA. There has been far too long spent on discussing and consulting about extending the legislation and far too little listening to important voices, including the Scottish Information Commissioner Rosemary Agnew and her predecessor Kevin Dunion, calling for a wide range of further bodies […]

Public Service Futures Issue 11 – Winter 2015

PublicServiceFutures11_Winter2015 Public Service FUTURES Issue 11 – Winter 2015: Cuts and more cuts: Analysis of Osborne’s Autumn Statement Fatter cats: The bosses’ big pay packets Inequality in Scotland: New report Metropoles: France’s city regions …and more PublicServiceFutures11_Winter2015 PDF

Major cuts in food safety and environmental health are putting the public at risk

Date: Tue 26 February 2013 UNISON Scotland warned today that new figures and staff surveys show cuts to local council environmental health departments and to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are putting public health at risk. Council responses to Freedom of Information requests and the results of two surveys of UNISON members confirm the union’s […]

Students being turned away by colleges highlights need for support services

Date: Wed 2 January 2013 UNISON today called on Scottish Education Secretary Mike Russell to guarantee proper staffing for support services in colleges, after figures showed thousands of suitably qualified students are being turned away. Figures obtained through Freedom of Information requests show colleges across Scotland don’t have places for thousands of applicants, with many […]