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UNISON strongly recommend police staff reject latest pay offer

  UNISON Police Staff Scotland, the branch of UNISON representing Police Support Staff, informed the Scottish Police Authority today (8 December) that they are recommending its members reject the employers pay offer for 2016/17. The offer made by the employer is no better than the the Scottish Government’s Public Sector Pay Policy and does not meet our […]

UNISON have withdrawn from negotiating table with Police Scotland

This letter to UNISON members explains why we have notified Scottish Police Authority and Police Service of Scotland that we will not participate in today’s Joint Negotiation & Consultative Committee (JNCC). Employers are refusing to table discussions on pay claims, department restructuring, police station closures and a £20m black hole in the police finances. UNISON have […]

Briefing 079 Bargaining – Police Best Value – July 2016

KEY POINTS: Police Scotland is failing to provide Best Value because of unrealistic targets to maintain an arbitrary minimum number of police officers while cutting back on efficient and cost effective police staff who deliver vital specialised and skilled functions Police reform has resulted in centralisation which undermines local control and effective decision making Police […]

Infuencers Briefing 14 April 2016

UNISON Scotland has published its manifesto for the Scottish Parliament elections ‘Public Services and the Good Society’. You can download a copy here. The manifesto explains why public services are so important to our communities and the economy. It includes ten ways to strengthen Scotland’s public services, economy and society. We have also published the […]

Questions for election candidates: Balanced police workforce

2000 police civilian staff jobs have been cut with many of them replaced by non-specialist police officers at twice the cost.  £ millions are being cut from police budgets while maintaining a cosmetic police officer number target set by ministers, not Police Scotland. Question: Will you allow Police Scotland to develop a balanced workforce with […]

Public services and the good society

This is UNISON Scotland’s manifesto for the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections. It calls on everyone in Scotland to vote for who they think is most likely to invest in public services. UNISON manifesto says that investing in public services essential if we are to build a sustainable economy and a decent society. We must defend the principles which underlie […]

A balanced workforce for policing that delivers

Since the establishment of Police Scotland police staff have borne the brunt of a process of centralisation, budget cuts and politically driven targets. This process has been bad for policing, bad for communities and bad for staff. UNISON Scotland calls for policing in Scotland to be properly resourced with a balanced workforce responsive to locally […]

MSP e-briefing – Scottish Budget – Feb 2016

MSPe-briefing – Scottish Budget – Feb 2016 Budget Bill – an opportunity to combat austerity Feb 2016 Introduction This briefing covers the Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill that is currently being considered at Stage 2. As noted, in the foreword to the draft Budget 2016-17, the UK Government’s austerity programme continues. By 2020 public services […]

UNISON reaction to DCC Neil Richardson’s statement to Scottish Parliament

Date: Tuesday 1 December 2015 UNISON is calling on DCC Neil Richardson to meet with them to discuss his plans for further job cuts after his words at the Justice Committee of 1st December, wherein he stated it would be wrong of him to say there won’t be further reduction in staff. George McIrvine, UNISON Police […]