Tag Archives: STUC

STUC launches ground-breaking report on impact of Menopause in the Workplace

Over 3,500 women responded to the STUC Women’s Committee survey, with over half of participants currently going through the menopause. The survey was launched at their conference in Glenrothes in October 2017. Sharon Edwards, STUC Women’s Committee Chair, said: “For far too long the menopause has been an issue shrouded in secrecy, resigned to whispered […]

STUC budget day rally – December 14

The STUC is holding a budget day rally as part of its co-ordinated campaign for public service investment and public service workers’ pay. To coincide with the Scottish budget, unions will demonstrate the strength of anger across the public sector and highlight the impact of year on year cuts across services.  Representation from across all […]

Climate Change Bill Consultation Response

    UNISON is a member of the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition and we support the submission from SCCS. We outline some of UNISON’s important priorities in the next section – such as the public sector leading by example and the Just Transition to a low carbon economy – but we start with the […]

Enterprise and Skills Review: UNISON Scotland Submission – August 2016

Enterprise and Skills Review: UNISON Scotland’s Submission to the Scottish Government Call for Evidence on Enterprise and Skills Services – August 2016 Full response as PDF Introduction and Key Themes UNISON is the largest union in Scotland’s public services and as such have an interest in all matters pertaining to the development of Scotland’s workforce.  Specifically we […]

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 […]

Increasing women’s participation – Davena Rankin’s speech to TUC Women’s Conference

As the Chair of the STUC Women’s committee, UNISON’s Davena Rankin was invited to make the sororal address to the 2016 TUC women’s Conference. This is the text of her speech. Good afternoon sisters, I bring with me sororal greetings and warmest wishes from the STUC women’s committee. I have the honour and privilege of being […]

MSP e-briefing: Procurement changes fail to tackle tax dodging and backlisting – Jan 2016

 MSP e-briefing: Procurement changes fail to tackle tax dodging and backlisting – Jan 2016 This briefing is on the Procurement (Scotland) Regulations 2016. UNISON Scotland urges Members to demand explanations about why the Scottish Government’s new procurement regulations fail to properly tackle tax dodging and blacklisting, despite regular worthy words. The Procurement (Scotland) Regulations 2016 […]

UNISON Scotland Submission to Fair Work Convention – Dec 2015

FairWorkConvention_UNISONScotlandSubmission_Dec15 UNISON Scotland Submission to Fair Work Convention Introduction UNISON is Scotland’s largest trade union representing 155,000 members, primarily in the public sector, but with significant membership in the private and voluntary sectors. We welcomed the Working Together report and the establishment of the Fair Work Convention. We set out our views on many of the […]

Scottish public bodies must mitigate austerity, says UNISON

Date: Wednesday 23 September 2015 UNISON Scotland is launching a campaign today (23 September 2015) calling on the Scottish Government, local authorities and public bodies to do all they can to mitigate UK government austerity. The public services trade union is calling for a range of financial and industrial policies to create investment in Scottish […]

Civil society groups demand ethical public procurement

Thursday 30 April 2015 Press Release on updated 10 Asks for public procurement on behalf of: NIDOS, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, the Scottish Fair Trade Forum, the STUC, Stop Climate Chaos Scotland and Nourish Scotland New public procurement rules in Scotland should help tackle tax dodging, blacklisting and climate change, according to a […]