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

UNISON Week 293 – No Going Back to Normal and more

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UNISON Week 293 - No going back to normal campaign, proposed Right to Food bill and more ... read full ...

Scottish Government Economic Recovery Plan – August 2020

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

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 ...

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Latest responses and submissions

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 ...

Additional Support Needs

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This is the latest evidence from UNISON regarding the  Scottish parliament Education Committee's  follow up on its enquiry into support ...

CCTV in Additional Support Needs Schools

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There is no doubt that the needs of children and young people with additional support needs (ASN) are not being ...

Building Standards Compliance and Fire Safety

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UNISON generally welcomes proposals to protect the public through strengthening building standards compliance and fire safety. The success of these ...

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