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UNISON disappointed with NHS interim pay award

UNISON comment on the Scottish government's interim pay award of 1% backdated to December 2020, announced today (24 February). Scottish Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has written to all staff on ... Read More
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Expensive private sector should be last resort for COVID vaccination programme

UNISON has written to Jeane Freeman Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Health today to request that she instruct health boards only to use independent contractors as a last resort rather than ... Read More
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UNISON launches information guide on £500 ‘bonus’ payment for health and social care workers

UNISON Scotland has today (Tuesday) launched a guide for health and social care members who have concerns over how the £500 one-off payment may affect their benefits or tax credits ... Read More
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UNISON welcomes National Care Service recommendations in Feeley report

UNISON Scotland welcomes the recommendations from the Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland (chaired by Derek Feeley) that was published today (Wednesday). The review calls for the creation ... Read More
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UNISON Scotland Response to easing school & nursery coronavirus restrictions

These vital services are currently being delivered to many children and UNISON members have worked hard at creating environments safe for children and staff.   It will help no one if ... Read More
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Public services need to be Budget priority says UNISON Scotland

Scotland’s largest trade union, UNISON, is urging the Scottish Government to make funding public services its priority in Thursday’s budget statement. The union argues that properly funding services is both ... Read More
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UNISON Scotland calls for fair funding for colleges and universities ahead of Scottish budget

UNISON Scotland has written to Finance Secretary Kate Forbes calling for fair funding for the further and higher education sectors ahead of this week’s Scottish budget announcement. John Gallacher, UNISON’s Scottish organiser, ... Read More
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Scotland’s NHS staff call on Scottish Government to show appreciation for them, says UNISON

Health workers across Scotland begin two days of campaigning today (Tuesday) calling on the Scottish Government for an early, significant pay rise of at least £2,000 for every worker in ... Read More
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Scottish Government must provide clarity on key worker status, says UNISON

UNISON Scotland has today (Tuesday) written to the Scottish Government asking for an urgent meeting to seek clarity on which workers are deemed to be 'essential' during the current national ... Read More
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Scottish government must honour second vaccination dates or risk wasting thousands of vaccination slots, says UNISON

UNISON Scotland has today (Tuesday) called on the Scottish Government to honour scheduled dates for staff to receive their second dose COVID vaccination or risk thousands of vaccination slots being ... Read More