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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 joins COSLA to launch mental health awareness video.

‘You’re on mute!’ Is a frequent cry during online meetings. #Don’tStayonMute campaign aims to reassure people who are suffering from anxiety ... Read More

UNISON Scotland statement on the Programme for Government 2020-21

UNISON Scotland welcomes the announcement today of a fundamental independent review of adult social care, led by Derek Feeley, which ... Read More

UNISON Week 290 – Programme for Government & more

UNISON Week 290 - Programme for Government & more ... Read full newsletter here ... Read More

UNISON Scotland calls for serious discussion about long-term sustainability of local government

UNISON calls for 'serious discussion' about long-term sustainability of local government, in response to Audit Scotland's briefing paper on Covid-19: ... Read More

Scottish Government Economic Recovery Plan – August 2020

The Scottish Government has announced its plan for post-COVID economic recovery. This briefing provides UNISON’s response to this. The recovery ... Read More

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

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Funding and building the homes Scotland needs – Mar 2013

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Funding And Building The Homes Scotland Needs - Mar 2013 A proposal by the union UNISON to develop a new stream of finance ...

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