Tag Archives: Green Workplace

UNISON response to energy strategy consultation

    UNISON Scotland broadly supports the ambition and the specific targets set out in the consultation paper. A whole system approach, with stable transition to a more local and decarbonised energy system is clearly the correct approach. We also recognise that important elements of energy policy are reserved and we agree that important decisions […]

UNISON response to fracking consultation

UNISON Scotland is opposed to fracking and we do not believe the case has been made to lift the current moratorium. We have three main grounds for reaching this view. Safety We should follow the precautionary principle in terms of safety when the evidence is inconclusive. This is rooted in Scotland’s industrial heritage as anyone […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Briefing No 75 – Procurement: New statutory guidance – April 2016

Briefing No 75 – Procurement: New statutory guidance – April 2016 Key Points: The Scottish Government has published a ‘suite’ of statutory guidance on public procurement under the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014. There are also new procurement Regulations under the Act and transposing EU Directives into Scottish law. Procurement can and should be used […]

Climate Day – Trade Unions call for a low carbon Scotland – #STUC2016 Fringe

UNISON Scotland and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland Fringe Meeting at the STUC Congress in Dundee, Monday 18 April. See also the SCCS Holyrood Election Online Debate, 7-8.30pm Mon 18 April. Speaker info/Links on flyer. 12.30pm Monday 18 April Conference Room 2, City Chambers, Dundee Lunch and refreshments provided Speakers: Stephen Boyd, STUC Cheryl Gedling, PCS, Mike […]

This changes everything – film 8 April

“What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?” UNISON Scotland’s International Committee and Green Network, working with Global Justice Now , invite you to a free community screening of the inspirational film This Changes Everything, on Friday 8 April, the evening before the April Scottish […]