Latest UNISON Scotland Briefings from the Bargaining and Campaigns Team. UNISON Scotland Briefings include Bargaining and Policy Briefings for branches on a wide range of policy and employment issues, e-briefings and Legal Updates and briefings for MSPs and MPs and others to represent UNISON policy where decisions are being made.
e-briefing: Council Tax Freeze Explained -Jan 2016 The announcement by Moray Council that they are to consider increasing the Council Tax has highlighted the Council Tax freeze. It is unlikely that ... Read More
KEY POINTS: Protecting spending on health services isn’t just about protecting the NHS: local government also provides direct health services. Local Government services are vital services for maintaining health and ... Read More
e-briefing_UKAutumnStatement_Nov2015 PDF "The UK highlights include the abandonment of the savage Tax Credit cuts, following the government’s defeat in the House of Lords. Higher tax receipts and lower borrowing costs helped ... Read More
b069_BargainingBrief_LivingWage+Procurement_Nov2015 KEY POINTS: The Scottish Living Wage should be extended to all delivering public services. Social care is a key priority. Statutory Guidance sets out how Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act ... Read More
b068_PolicyBrief_TradeUnionBill+Scotland_Sep2015 PDF KEY POINTS: The Trade Union Bill is a crude attempt to weaken trade unions and workers rights. It runs contrary to the positive industrial relations culture in Scotland. It ... Read More