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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
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Scottish Health Secretary Jeane Freeman must back up her warm words with action on NHS pay, say UNISON

UNISON, the largest NHS trade union, has written to Scottish Health Secretary Jeane Freeman (today) to advise that UNISON Scotland's Health Committee will meet on Tuesday (20 October) to consider ... Read More
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‘Crisis in local government finances has not gone away’, says UNISON

Commenting on the Scottish Finance Secretary Kate Forbe's  "package of financial flexibilities and extra funding for councils which could be worth up to £750 million to address the financial pressures caused ... Read More
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Coronavirus campus outbreaks UNISON urges vigilance and best practice safety measures

UNISON, the leading union for support staff in higher education, is urging vigilance from UNISON members, university employers and public health authorities as various virus outbreaks emerge at Scottish university ... Read More
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UNISON Scotland achieves agreement from health secretary to pay rise for NHS workers 

Scotland’s dedicated NHS workers are set to get a pay increase following a positive meeting with Cabinet Secretary for Health Jeane Freeman, says UNISON. UNISON, the largest union for NHS ... Read More