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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No Going Back to Normal

OUR KEY WORKERS DESERVE BETTER Thousands of key workers died during the pandemic looking after us. In the public services ... Read More

No Going Back to Normal

Add your name to our letter and tell the UK government there's no going back to normal. Click here to ... Read More

UNISON joins COSLA to launch mental health awareness video.

‘You’re on mute!’ Is a frequent cry during online meetings. #Don’tStayonMute campaign aims to reassure people who are suffering from anxiety ... Read More

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 ... Read More

UNISON Week 290 – Programme for Government & more

UNISON Week 290 - Programme for Government & more ... Read full newsletter here ... Read More

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: ... Read More

Scottish Government Economic Recovery Plan – August 2020

The Scottish Government has announced its plan for post-COVID economic recovery. This briefing provides UNISON’s response to this. The recovery ... Read More

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, ... Read More

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 ... Read More

Covid Social Care Worker Death in Service Payment

Following pressure from UNISON, the Scottish Government has agreed to make a one-off payment of £60,000 to a named survivor ... Read More

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Latest local government briefings

Scottish Government Economic Recovery Plan – August 2020

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The Scottish Government has announced its plan for post-COVID economic recovery. This briefing provides UNISON’s response to this. The recovery ...

Covid Social Care Worker Death in Service Payment

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Following pressure from UNISON, the Scottish Government has agreed to make a one-off payment of £60,000 to a named survivor ...

Report of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery June 2020

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This briefing looks at the recommendations of the independent Advisory Group on Post-Covid 19 Economic Recovery. The Group presented its ...

Briefing 113 Draft Budget 2020-21

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The Scottish Government draft budget for 2020/21 has been published. The spending total amounts to a real terms increase of ...

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Latest responses and submissions

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, ...

Pre-Budget Scrutiny: long-term financial sustainability of local government

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It is clear that local government has borne the brunt of cuts over the last 10 years. A range of ...

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