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.

Go to our Coronavirus page for the all UNISON Scotland information and documents on COVID-19 and your rights at work

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ON FACEBOOK
FacebookCatch up with the latest updates at Fighting for Scottish Council Workers

Coronavirus latest

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

Petition for equal treatment for all covid responders

Please sign UNISON's petition calling on the Scottish Government to reward equally all public service workers who have been part ... Read More

Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill

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

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

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

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

More Local Government News

Latest local government briefings

MSP e-briefing – Scottish Budget – Feb 2016

MSPe-briefing_ScottishBudget_Feb2016-thumbnail
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

MSPe-briefing_LocalGovernmentBudget_Feb2016-thumbnail
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

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

e-briefing: Council Tax Freeze Explained – Jan 2016

e-briefing_CouncilTaxFreezeExplained_Jan2016-thumbnail
 e-briefing: Council Tax Freeze Explained -Jan 2016 The announcement by Moray Council that they are to consider increasing the Council Tax ...

More on briefings page

Latest responses and submissions

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 ...

More on responses page