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UNISON welcomes decision by Scottish care charity to pay staff full pay if shielding or self-isolating

UNISON has today (Monday) welcomed the decision by the Scottish care charity Cornerstone to pay full pay to all staff who are forced to shield or self isolate as a ... Read More
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Call for minute’s silence to honour all workers who have died from coronavirus

The country is to be asked to observe a minute’s silence next Tuesday (28 April) to remember all the health, care and other key workers who have lost their lives ... Read More
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UNISON welcomes Scottish Government’s Personal Protection Equipment Taskforce

UNISON has today (Friday) secured agreement from the Scottish government to create a PPE taskforce which aims to address the significant problems faced by health and care staff across the ... Read More
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UNISON Scotland welcomes updating pay rise for social care workers to at least the Scottish Living Wage

UNISON Scotland welcomes today's (Sunday) announcement by Jeane Freeman, Scottish Secretary for Health that the Scottish government has agreed a pay increase with local authorities for adult social care workers ... Read More
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New guidance for home and social care staff in Scotland puts home care staff at risk  

UNISON, the trade union representing home and social care workers, are vigorously challenging Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) guidance which was issued by Scotland’s Chief Nursing Officer, Fiona McQueen, yesterday evening to ... Read More
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Joint Trade Unions press for First Minister’s intervention on ‘inconsistent’ approach to Covid-19 across Scotland’s local authorities

Scotland’s leading trade unions in local government are calling on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to take urgent action to address the inconsistent approach being taken by local authorities across Scotland, ... Read More
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Promises of protective equipment alone won’t keep people safe

Promises of personal protective equipment (PPE) alone won’t keep NHS, care, police and other essential workers safe, says UNISON today (Tuesday) as the union urges the Prime Minister to ensure ... Read More
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Workers must not be forced to choose between public health or paying the bills,  UNISON Scotland

Speaking in response to the Health Secretary’s Coronavirus statement today (Tuesday) to the Scottish Government, Lilian Macer, UNISON Scotland Convenor, said workers must not be forced to choose between self-isolating ... Read More
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Time for the Scottish government to value the work of early years workers, says Scotland’s education union UNISON

UNISON has today (Tuesday) said that the risks outlined in Audit Scotland’s report into the Scottish Government’s childcare expansion plans should come as no surprise to politicians. In 2018, UNISON ... Read More
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UNISON Scotland comment on Scottish Budget 2020-21

Mike Kirby UNISON Scotland’s regional secretary, commenting on the Scottish Budget 2020-21, said: "The Scottish budget agreement brings some certainty to public services. However the deal does not mitigate the ... Read More