Local Government

Local goverment serves the peopleLocal Government is UNISON Scotland’s biggest service group. Its remit covers a range of employees including those of all of Scotland’s councils, Direct Labour and Direct Service Organisations, Trusts, Joint Boards, voluntary and related organisations and private companies.

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Campaign to protect our council services

Join our campaign to protect your council services and those who deliver them UNISON's campaign is calling for: Securing the long ... Read More

UNISON WEEK 299 – Autumn Statement, Period Poverty & more

UNISON WEEK 299 - Autumn Statement, Period Poverty & more. Read our full newsletter here ... Read More

UNISON Week 298 – Schools are open … but clean?, NHS Pay & more

UNISON Week 298 - Schools are open ... but clean?, NHS Pay & more. Read our full newsletter here ... Read More

Join us for a discussion on local government finances – 12 December 2020

Live streamed discussion panel looking at the current state of local government finances and UNISON Scotland's #PlugTheGap Campaign About this ... Read More

UNISON Week 297 – Plug the gap & more

UNISON Week 297 - our new campaign to protect public services and those who deliver them.  Read full newsletter here ... Read More

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 ... Read More

#PlugtheGap campaign video

Local government in Scotland has suffered more than a decade of cuts and is now under severe financial strain as ... Read More

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 ... Read More

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Bill consultation

UNISON Scotland thinks incorporation of the UNCRC into law is insufficient. For children to exercise their rights in practice requires ... Read More

‘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 ... Read More

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Latest local government briefings

UNISON WEEK 299 – Autumn Statement, Period Poverty & more

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UNISON WEEK 299 - Autumn Statement, Period Poverty & more. Read our full newsletter here ...

UNISON Week 298 – Schools are open … but clean?, NHS Pay & more

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UNISON Week 298 - Schools are open ... but clean?, NHS Pay & more. Read our full newsletter here ...

UNISON Week 297 – Plug the gap & more

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UNISON Week 297 - our new campaign to protect public services and those who deliver them.  Read full newsletter here ...

UNISON Week 295 – Inward investment, internal market & More

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UNISON Week 295 - Inward investment, internal market & more. Read full newsletter here ...

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Latest responses and submissions

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Bill consultation

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UNISON Scotland thinks incorporation of the UNCRC into law is insufficient. For children to exercise their rights in practice requires ...

Response to the Just Transition Commission Interim Report June 2020

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The Just Transition Commission published its Interim Report earlier this year. UNISON’s response to the Report stresses the need for ...

Response: Planning Performance and Fees February 2020

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UNISON has been raising concerns about problems in planning departments for some time. We published papers based on surveys of ...

Pre-Budget Scrutiny: Roads Maintenance in Scotland

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There is no doubt that local government has borne the brunt of cuts over the last 10 years. Reports,from COSLA, ...

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