Tag Archives: trade unions

Briefing 084 Bargaining – Health and Social Care Delivery Plan – January 2017

KEY POINTS: • A major shift of treatment into community settings is planned • Some services and treatments will be centralised on either a regional or national basis. • A new Public Health Strategy will be developed and mental health services will be mainstreamed across all health services • A new Workforce Plan will be […]

Response on Public Petition PE1605 – Whistleblowing in the NHS

Response on Public Petition PE1605 – Whistleblowing in the NHS Public Petition PE1605, submitted in March 2016, is entitled ‘Independent national whistleblower hotline for NHS Scotland’. The petition: Calls on the Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to establish an independent national whistleblower hotline for NHS staff to replace the current helpline. It would differ in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trade unions and Falkirk Council fail to agree on new terms and conditions package

Talks between Falkirk Council and Joint Trade Unions broke down today (9 February) after trade unions could not accept the new package of terms and conditions being proposed by Falkirk Council. Talks broke down after the Joint Trade Union informed Falkirk Council that following a ballot they felt they could not agree the package put […]

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 […]