B&C-logoLatest 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-brief: Scottish Government Programme 2015-16

e-briefing_ScotGovtProgramme2015-16_Sep2015 PDF The Scottish Government has published its programme for the final session of this parliament before next year’s election. As this is a short session, and there is already significant ... Read More

e-brief: UK Summer Budget 2015

e-briefing_UKSummerBudget_July2015 PDF The Chancellor published his summer UK budget today. This briefing covers the consequences for UNISON members in Scotland. The main impacts of a UK budget are on wages, benefits ... Read More
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E-Briefing: Public Spending Cuts

The UK government has decided to cut a further £3bn from this year’s UK departmental budgets. The Scottish Government said the consequential cut to the 2015/16 Scottish budget was £176.8m, ... Read More
Briefing 67: Public Libraries Strategy 2015-2020

Briefing 67: Public Libraries Strategy 2015-2020

b067_PolicyBrief_PublicLibrariesStrategy_June2015 PDF KEY POINTS Ambition and Opportunity: a national strategy for public libraries in Scotland has now been published. CoSLA asked the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) to develop the strategy. SLIC ... Read More

Health and Care Professions Council: imposition of excessive registration fees on health professionals: MSP briefing June 2015

Health and Care Professions Council: imposition of excessive registration fees on health professionals - MSP briefing – June 2015 The Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee will consider a substantial increase in professional ... Read More
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While we work you play – leisure staff survey

Staff in Scotland’s Leisure Trusts speak out “...a local authority shall ensure that there is adequate provision of facilities for the inhabitants of their area for recreational, sporting, cultural and ... Read More
Briefing 66: Policy - Scotland Bill

Briefing 66: Policy – Scotland Bill

Key Points: The Scotland Bill 2015 will further extend the powers of the Scottish Parliament is being debated on the 8th June The Bill is the Government’s response to the ... Read More
e-briefing: Zero hours contracts - Queen's Speech

e-briefing: Zero hours contracts – Queen’s Speech

The employment law focus in today’s Queen’s Speech will be on the proposed Industrial Relations Bill and the restrictions on the right to strike. However, some other changes were implemented ... Read More
Briefing 65: Policy - Queens's Speech: UK government programme and Scotland

Briefing 65: Policy – Queens’s Speech: UK government programme and Scotland

The Queen’s Speech outlines the UK government’s legislative plans for the coming session. As usual many of the Bills have limited relevance to Scotland because of devolution. In this briefing ... Read More
Fair work decent childhoods

Fair Work Decent Childhoods

All political parties say work is the key driver for tackling poverty and we at UNISON Scotland and CPAG in Scotland agree work must be key to any anti-poverty strategy ... Read More

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