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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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

UNISON Week 295 – Inward investment, internal market & More

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

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Latest local government briefings

Briefing No 75 – Procurement: New statutory guidance – April 2016

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Briefing No 75 - Procurement: New statutory guidance - April 2016 Key Points: The Scottish Government has published a 'suite' ...

MSP e-briefing – Scottish Budget – Feb 2016

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MSPe-briefing - Scottish Budget - Feb 2016 Budget Bill – an opportunity to combat austerity Feb 2016 Introduction This briefing ...

MSP e-briefing: Local Government Budget – Feb 2016

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MSP e-briefing: Local Government Budget - Feb 2016 Cuts to Local Government are Unsustainable Public expenditure in Scotland faces year-on-year ...

No Compulsory Redundancies – local government briefing Jan 2016

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NoCompulsoryRedundancies_Jan2016 No Compulsory Redundancies in Scottish councils A UNISON Scotland briefing No Compulsory Redundancy Agreements No Compulsory Redundancy Agreements are ...

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Latest responses and submissions

Online response to SSSC fitness to practice proposed changes

Online response to SSSC fitness to practice proposed changes
1.   The "fitness to practise" criteria is very vague and it is not clear to us what objective standards the ...

Integration of Care in Social Care in Social Care in Scotland

Integration of Care in Social Care in Social Care in Scotland
UNISON Scotland members have been involved in various proposals for the integration of health and care services since the late1990s ...

Consultation on the Children and Young People Bill

Consultation on the Children and Young People Bill
UNISON Scotland has supported the principles of Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) since its inception and we believe ...

Looked after children response

Looked after children response
UNISON is Scotland’s largest trade union representing approximately 160,000 members working in the public sector.   UNISON Scotland represents over 30,000 ...

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