Local Government

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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, ... 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

Response to the Just Transition Commission Interim Report June 2020

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

Report of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery June 2020

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

UNISON Week 289 – Cash for councils, economic recovery & a bigger union

UNISON Week 289 - Cash for councils, economic recovery & a bigger union ... and more. Read full newsletter here ... Read More

UNISON WEEK 288: Back To School? and ‘Do you take rainbows?’ & more

UNISON WEEK 288: Back To School? .. 'Do you take rainbows?' & more. Read full newsletter here ... Read More

UNISON WEEK 287 – Coronavirus next steps, Safety Reps, Black Lives Matter & more

UNISON WEEK 287 - Coronavirus next steps, Safety Reps, Black Lives Matter & more ... read full newsletter here ... Read More

Help defeat COVID19 by becoming a health and safety rep.

CORONAVIRUS Education staff: Why not think about becoming a health and safety rep. in your school? Never have they been ... Read More

Great deal more work needs done before children can return to childcare and schools.

UNISON, the largest trade union representing education staff, has responded to Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement that early years and childcare services ... Read More

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Latest local government briefings

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

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

e-brief Local Government Bench-marking

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The Improvement Service has published the annual National Benchmarking Overview report. The report covers children’s services, adult social care, culture ...

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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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