Briefings

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-briefing Public sector workforce 2015

e-briefing Public sector workforce 2015

The latest workforce statistics for Scotland have been published. They cover the period up to December 2014. The headline figure shows a massive 24,000 reduction in public sector staff last ... Read More
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e-briefing Public services election 7 May 2015

Public services are the number one election issue for the majority of Scottish voters.  Today we have published a full scale poll undertaken by Survation, for UNISON Scotland, that asked Scottish ... Read More
Mental health staff speak out

See us – Scotland’s mental health staff speak out

Mental health is one of our greatest public health challenges. This report aims to give a voice to those delivering Scotland’s mental health services as they cope with tightening resources ... Read More
e-briefing Local government funding challenges - Fiscal Affairs Scotland analysis

e-briefing Local government funding challenges – Fiscal Affairs Scotland analysis

Fiscal Affairs Scotland has published a useful analysis of the savings councils will have to make following this and previous year’s budget allocations. They say seeking to charge service users ... Read More
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Briefing 64: Bargaining – Fair Pay Fortnight

16th Feb - 1st March is Fair Pay Fortnight. This Briefing sets out the facts about the state of pay. And using  testimony gathered through UNISON Scotland Surveys, outline the  ... Read More
e-briefing: Living Wage Procurement

e-briefing: Living Wage Procurement

In Briefing 56 we set out how the Scottish Living Wage could be extended through procurement using the provisions of the Procurement Reform (Scotland)Act and in local government using the ... Read More
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Local Government Finance Order MSP eBrief – Feb 2015

Cuts to local government are unsustainable  MSPe-briefing Local Govt Finance Order Feb2015 PDF Extract: Public expenditure in Scotland faces year-on-year real term reductions. By 2020 it will be 12.5% lower ... Read More
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e-briefing: Scotland doesn’t need a new Women’s prison

The Scottish Government is intending to issue tenders for the construction of a new women’s prison. Doing so goes against all expert opinion, represents a very poor use of money ... Read More
Dumped on - waste management staff speak out

Dumped on – working in Scotland’s waste management services

Waste management is one of the least considered but most essential of public services. Most of us take for granted the fact that we can take out our rubbish and ... Read More
MSP e-briefing: Public Services

MSP e-briefing: Public Services

UNISON Scotland welcomes the debate in Parliament on Tuesday 13 January 2015 on protecting public services. As the largest public service union, we represent most public service staff groups. Scotland's ... Read More

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