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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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

UNISON Week 285 – Education Staff Survey Results, Coronavirus Updates … & more

UNISON Week 285:  Education Staff Survey Results, UNISON Pressure Secures Sick Pay and Death in Service Benefit for Care Staff ... Read More

STUC response to Scottish government framework to exit lockdown

Following the statement by the First Minister, the Cabinet Secretary for Economy & Fair Work Fiona Hyslop met with the ... Read More

UNISON Week 284 – Coronavirus (Scotland) No2 Bill & more

UNISON Week 284 - Coronavirus (Scotland) No2 Bill & more - Read full newsletter here ... Read More

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Latest local government briefings

Briefing 70: Ethical Care Charter

Briefing 70: Ethical Care Charter
KEY POINTS: The Ethical Care Charter was developed to provide a better quality and dignified care service This should be ...

Disconnected: ICT staff survey Nov 2015

Disconnected
UNISON survey of staff working in Information and Communications Technology Key Issues Communications technology offers opportunities to transform the delivery of ...

Combating Austerity: Signposting the ways Scotland could limit some of the damage

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The Conservative Government’s austerity programme will result in around a further £2 billion of cuts to Scotland’s public services. There is ...

Read it and Weep: Scotland’s library staff speak out – September 2015

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We asked our members to outline their experiences in a sector that has experienced huge change in service delivery as well ...

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Latest responses and submissions

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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