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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
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UNISON Welcomes Testing for Homecare Services in Scotland 

UNISON, the public services union, has given a strong welcome to today's announcement by Nicola Sturgeon that priority testing is to be extended to homecare workers. UNISON's research in August ... Read More
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Scottish Health Secretary must get round the table to discuss NHS pay  

In response to Scottish Government statement in yesterday's (Wednesday) media, Willie Duffy, UNISON Scotland's head of health said: “We are pleased to hear Scottish Health Secretary Jeane Freeman wants to continue talks on re-opening ... Read More
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NHS workers to hold consultative ballot on pay after talks break down, says UNISON

UNISON, Scotland’s largest health union, has announced today (Tuesday) that it will hold a consultative ballot of its NHS members after talks with the Scottish government on pay break down ... Read More
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Scottish Government Children’s Rights pledge ‘meaningless’ without cash backing say UNISON   

UNISON, the public services union, has challenged the Scottish Government to back it’s pledge to make Scotland the first country in the world to write the UN Convention on the ... Read More