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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Unions push Scottish council leaders for action on pay

UNISON, UNITE and GMB have written to Scottish council leaders calling for action on pay. The move follows a meeting ... Read More

FOI Briefing – Introducing FOI / Free Training / Scottish Public Information Forum

It is simple and straightforward for anyone to use their information rights and make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request ... Read More

UNISON Scotland Response to easing school & nursery coronavirus restrictions

These vital services are currently being delivered to many children and UNISON members have worked hard at creating environments safe ... Read More

UNISON General Secretary calls for a fair pay settlement for all public services workers

Christina McAnea, UNISON General Secretary, interviewed on the BBC Scotland Seven by Johnny Beatie about the Scottish Government’s public sector ... Read More

Public Sector Pay Policy 2021/22 – UNISON statement and government documents

These documents relate to the Scottish Government’s public sector pay policy for 2021-22 which was announced alongside the Scottish budget ... Read More

UNISON Week 304 – New face at the top, Culpable homicide bill & More

UNISON Week 304 - New face at the top, Culpable homicide bill, UNISON's One Team 2K & More.  Read full ... Read More

Scotland’s economic performance: The contribution of place based economic development zones

UNISON opposes the idea of freeports. The UK Government has made clear that freeports will be private sector driven initiatives, ... Read More

Scottish Government must provide clarity on key worker status, says UNISON

UNISON Scotland has today (Tuesday) written to the Scottish Government asking for an urgent meeting to seek clarity on which ... Read More

Local Government Trade Unions submit 2021 Pay Claim to COSLA

Trade Unions representing the bulk of the Local Government workforce today submitted their 2021 pay claim to COSLA. The claim ... Read More

UNISON Week 302- Petition for equal treatment for all covid responders, Arrivederci Dave & more

UNISON Week 302- Petition for equal treatment for all covid responders, Arrivederci Dave Prentis & more.  Read full newsletter here ... Read More

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Latest local government briefings

FOI Briefing – Introducing FOI / Free Training / Scottish Public Information Forum

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It is simple and straightforward for anyone to use their information rights and make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request ...

UNISON Week 304 – New face at the top, Culpable homicide bill & More

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UNISON Week 304 - New face at the top, Culpable homicide bill, UNISON's One Team 2K & More.  Read full ...

UNISON Week 302- Petition for equal treatment for all covid responders, Arrivederci Dave & more

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UNISON Week 302- Petition for equal treatment for all covid responders, Arrivederci Dave Prentis & more.  Read full newsletter here ...

UNISON Week 301: About that £500…..& more

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UNISON Week 301: About that £500 - Not Just the NHS....Reward all who have fought covid .....& more. Read full newsletter ...

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Latest responses and submissions

Scotland’s economic performance: The contribution of place based economic development zones

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UNISON opposes the idea of freeports. The UK Government has made clear that freeports will be private sector driven initiatives, ...

Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill

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UNISON fully supports this bill to regulate rents in the private rented sector (PRS). We represent some of the lowest ...

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 ...

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