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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
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UNISON welcomes decision by social care charity to pay Scottish Living Wage and says more must follow

UNISON Scotland, the union for care workers, has welcomed today’s (Tuesday) announcement by Quarriers that it will pay all staff the Scottish Living Wage of £9.30. The union now wants ... Read More
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Court decision freeing pension funds to invest ethically is welcome, say UNISON

Court decision freeing pension funds to invest ethically is welcome, say UNISON A UK Supreme Court decision overturned guidance which banned Local Government Pension (LGPS) funds from having policies which ... Read More
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Recognise extra financial costs of Coronavirus for NHS staff, says UNISON

UNISON Scotland will be submitting a pay claim to the Staff Side of the NHS Scotland Terms and Conditions Committee on Tuesday (5 May) next week asking the Scottish Government ... Read More
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UNISON calls on Scottish Government to pass on £155m in full to councils

UNISON has today (Thursday) written to Finance Secretary Kate Forbes to seek assurances that £155m emergency funding designated for Scottish councils will be paid in full as soon as possible ... Read More
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Public asked to observe minute’s silence tomorrow to honour all workers who have died from coronavirus

Everyone around the UK is urged to take a moment tomorrow (Tuesday) to remember with a minute’s silence the health, care and other key workers who have died as a ... Read More