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UNISON Scotland Labour Link Supports Richard Leonard: Condemns critics as “self interested career politicians” and calls for “fresh voices” for next years elections.

UNISON Scotland Labour Link committee met today (Friday) and issued a robust statement of support for Richard Leonard.  The statement decried Mr Leonard's critics as “self interested career politicians” Who ... Read More
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UNISON Scotland statement on the Programme for Government 2020-21

UNISON Scotland welcomes the announcement today of a fundamental independent review of adult social care, led by Derek Feeley, which will give consideration to a National Care Service. However the ... Read More
#Claim Covid Cash - 10 excuses for non-payment by private sector employers

#Claim Covid Cash – 10 excuses for non-payment by private sector employers

UNISON launched its #ClaimCovidCash campaign for workers in social care who only received statutory sick pay when they had to self isolate as they showed symptoms or someone else in ... Read More
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UNISON Scotland calls for serious discussion about long-term sustainability of local government

UNISON calls for 'serious discussion' about long-term sustainability of local government, in response to Audit Scotland's briefing paper on Covid-19: Implications for public finances. UNISON welcomes the briefing paper by ... Read More
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Edinburgh Napier University halts compulsory redundancies as UNISON wins strike ballot

UNISON members at Edinburgh Napier University have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action, and the University has agreed to halt compulsory redundancies in favour of a voluntary scheme. UNISON's ballot ... Read More
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UNISON holds constructive talks with health secretary on reopening NHS pay deal 

UNISON today (Tuesday) met with Cabinet Secretary for Health Jeane Freeman to urge the minister to reopen pay talks in a meeting described by the union as ‘constructive’. The meeting ... Read More
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Health Secretary to meet UNISON members to discuss reopening of NHS pay deal

Jeane Freeman, Cabinet Secretary for Health, has agreed to meet with UNISON members tomorrow (Tuesday) following a series of socially-distanced demonstrations that are taking place across Scotland. UNISON, Scotland’s largest ... Read More
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‘Pay Up Now’ for NHS staff socially distanced demonstration on 18 August

UNISON, Scotland's biggest health union, will hold socially distanced demonstrations across Scotland on 18 August. The demonstrations are the next stage in UNISON's campaign for a pay rise for NHS ... Read More
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Regular deep cleaning vital for a safe re-opening of schools, says UNISON

UNISON the trade union for education staff's response to the First Minister's announcement that schools return from 11 August 2020   Lorraine Thomson, chair of UNISON's Education Issues Group said: "Education staff, more ... Read More
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Comment on Deputy First Minister’s statement of extra money for education in Scotland. 

Lorraine Thomson, chair of UNISON Scotland's Education Issues Group said:  "We welcome any new funding for education. Re-opening schools is crucial in getting our economy moving again and helping our ... Read More