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UNISON welcomes full sick pay for social care workers 

UNISON welcomes the Coronavirus (COVID-19): social care staff support fund guidance, announced by the Scottish Government today (Thursday 25 June), which ensure’s that social care workers will now get normal ... Read More
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Return to school must be driven by safety not politics, says UNISON Scotland

Reacting to today’s (Tuesday) announcement by John Swinney on plans for Scottish schools to return to full-time in August, UNISON’s Scottish Secretary Mike Kirby said: “This is a significant about ... Read More
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Huge membership rise for UNISON Scotland ahead of new ad campaign launch

A new ad campaign, aimed at increasing the record number of public service workers who've joined UNISON Scotland since the start of the pandemic, is being launched by the union ... Read More
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NHS staff are angry that Scottish Health Secretary has dismissed calls to re-open pay talks, says UNISON

NHS staff have called on the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Health to re-open pay negotiations, saying: 'Don't call us NHS heroes then dismiss us when it comes to pay’.  The comments are ... Read More
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Great deal more work needs done before children can return to childcare and schools.

UNISON, the largest trade union representing education staff, has responded to Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement that early years and childcare services will start to expand from Monday 1 June. UNISON stress ... Read More
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New survey of Scottish education staff calls for PPE, training and Covid-19 risk assessments before more children return to education

83 per cent of education staff are anxious about returning to work or, if they are at work, increasing the numbers of children returning to education. 13 per cent are ... Read More
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‘Tackle the crisis in care homes – support national bargaining’ UNISON Scotland urges MSPs  

MSPs have rejected changing the law to improve conditions in a way that could be used to tackle the coronavirus outbreak in Scotland’s care homes. An amendment to the Coronavirus ... Read More
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UNISON response to Argyll & Bute Health and Social Care Partnership Culture Review Survey results

Responding to the release today (Friday) of a summary presentation of the results of a survey into the experiences of current and former NHS employees in the Argyll & Bute ... Read More
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Campaigners call for emergency cash boost to prevent child poverty crisis

Over 100 organisations and academics sign letter to First Minister “Grave concern” regarding impact of crisis on family incomes and children’s wellbeing UNISON Scotland has joined over 100 children’s charities, ... Read More
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UNISON launch campaign for ‘heroic’ local government workers

UNISON has launched a campaign today (Monday) for local government workers who are delivering vital services during COVID-19 crisis. They are calling on Scottish Government and COSLA to recognise the financial and emotional ... Read More