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Scotland in UNISON No 130 March 2018

Standing up for local services March Against Racism Saturday 17 March Glasgow Glasgow women lead ‘long march for equality’ Mobile advice centre is first in the UK Communications awards celebrate campaigns, action and creativity Survey and action to build on pay campaign Public delivery best for child care Ambition needed to end fuel poverty BIELD […]

UNISON WEEK 220 – 5 February 2018

Council funding – A step forward, but not out of the woods The Scottish Budget Bill has now passed its first stage, but what do the changes mean for local government and pay?Dealing first with the revenue funding, this roughly means that councils are now getting a standstill budget in ‘real terms’. However, that does […]

UNISON WEEK 219 – 29 January 2018

Scottish Parliament Stage 1 Debate: Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill Councils have had an 8% cut in real terms since 2010/11 and in the current budget debate, the Scottish government is receiving a £188m cash increase in its budget from Westminster, yet local government gets nothing. Council’s have plugged the gap with a 13% increase in […]

UNISON WEEK 218 – 22 January 2018

The Contribution Local Government makes to our Communities and the Local EconomyAs agreement of the Scottish Government Budget for 2018/2019 reaches a critical stage, the Jimmy Reid Foundation publishes a significant new report, commissioned by UNISON Scotland, on the contribution of local government to local communities and local economies. With funding for local government in the proposed Scottish […]

Scotland in UNISON No 129 December 2017

Council workers say Pay Up Now! Glasgow: ‘Equal pay or we walk away’ Happy festive season to all our members …especially to those delivering services over the holiday President slams poverty but hails UNISON victories – also how you can donate to her charity Stirling council latest to sign up to UNISON’s Ethical Care  Charter […]

Scotland in UNISON No 128 November 2017

Thousands march in Edinburgh to demand Pay Up Now! UNISON submits NHS pay claim to roll back austerity Scottish Government must use powers to protect services Rise in attacks on public service staff is ‘tip of iceberg’ #Cash4Tache demo keeps up pressure for equal pay Key issue for schools is not structures but cuts Call […]

Scotland in UNISON No 127 October 2017

PAY UP NOW! Whether you work in local government, the NHS, police, education or any other public service, you need a pay rise. But they won’t pay up unless we speak up. We’ll be making a lot of noise on pay says Lilian Macer (note that the PDF version has corrected RPI and CPI figures) […]

Scotland in UNISON No 126 July 2017

College staff win pay cap busting deal Scotland at UNISON Brighton Conference: Reports of Scotland’s contribution at the union’s annual parliament We will smash the pay cap Organising to tackle crisis in social care Save the planet and our pensions investments Devolution must be respected in Brexit deal Brexit: NI peace process must be protected […]

Scotland in UNISON No 125 May 2017

UNISON Scotland statement on the General Election We must put our services at centre of this election This election cannot be allowed to become a rerun of the EU referendum. Nor can it be a dress rehearsal for any future Scottish independence vote Let’s make sure we all get a vote – register by 22 […]

Scotland in UNISON No 124 March 2017

Branches stand up against more council cuts UNISON branches across Scotland turned out throughout February to fight for local services as the central funding axe fell on councils yet again. – Communications Awards: Great publicity work so important for the union – Victory as cleaners come back to NHS – Communications Awards 2016/17 – FE […]