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UNISON calls off ballot of Scottish health workers following union pay victory

UNISON, Scotland’s largest health union, announced today (Tuesday) that it is calling off its NHS pay ballot following a Scottish government announcement of a £500 pro rata payment for all ... Read More
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UNISON Scotland comment on First Minister’s announcement of pro-rata £500 ‘bonus payment’ for NHS and social care staff

Commenting on today’s (Monday) announcement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, UNISON Scotland regional secretary Mike Kirby said: “We welcome today’s announcement on a bonus payment for NHS and social care ... Read More
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NHS and social care staff set to receive a pro-rata £500 ‘bonus payment’ from Scottish government

NHS and social care staff are set to receive a pro-rata £500 ‘bonus payment’ in recognition of their contribution during the pandemic, it was announced by the First Minister on ... Read More
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UNISON backs Universities Scotland funding call

UNISON, the leading union for education support staff, is backing Universities Scotland's plea for reliable, sustainable funding of the sector in the next Scottish budget. UNISON believes fully funding the ... Read More
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Scottish Government must take a different approach, says UNISON

Commenting on the Chancellor’s comprehensive spending review today (Wednesday), UNISON Scottish secretary Mike Kirby said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us what is, and who are, essential in Scotland. “Of ... Read More
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Students’ return home – UNISON urges Scottish government to protect frontline staff

UNISON Scotland has today (Wednesday) urged the Scottish government not to forget workers in any plans to enable students to return home in time for Christmas. Universities minister Richard Lochhead ... Read More
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NHS workers to lobby Scottish Parliament to call for immediate action on pay, says UNISON

Scotland’s largest health union, UNISON, will lobby the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Thursday) to call on the Scottish government to ‘pay up now’ and give NHS staff a pay rise this ... Read More
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Scottish schools need more cleaners, says UNISON report

A freedom of information request (FOI), by UNISON Scotland, across all Scottish councils has revealed confusion about the funding announced by Scottish Government for extra school cleaning. A UNISON survey, ... Read More
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Scottish local government must be funded properly for the first time in over a decade, says UNISON

UNISON Scotland has today (Friday) written to Scottish Finance Secretary Kate Forbes calling for an urgent meeting to discuss the funding crises in local government. UNISON is calling on the ... Read More
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Public Health Scotland report into care homes, UNISON response

Deborah Clarke, UNISON head of community said: “Throughout this pandemic UNISON has raised the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), no sick pay, and inadequate training on infection control for ... Read More