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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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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

Policy Briefing 105 Draft Scottish Budget 2019/20

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Our latest policy briefing sets out the key points of the Draft Scottish Budget for 2019/20. Here is our brief ...

Planning Reform Bill

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This briefing lays out UNISON's concerns about the new Planning Bill. The Bill has now been significantly amended and will ...

Local Governance Review Events

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The Scottish government and COSLA launched a Local Governance Review in December 2017. This is a review of all public ...

Bargaining Briefing 102 – Early Learning & Childcare Delivery Model for 2020

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The Scottish government has made a commitment to offer all three and four year olds (and some 2 year olds) ...

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Latest responses and submissions

Early Learning and Childcare Service Model for 2020

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The provision of a free at the point of use public childcare service has been a demand of the trade ...

Pupils with Additional Support Needs

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UNISON members are clear that currently we are not getting it right for children with additional support needs (ASN). Children ...

Evidence to the Local Government Committee on the proposed Planning Bill

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The government states that: “The planning system supports the Scottish government’s purpose of creating a more successful country with opportunities ...

The Planning Bill

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 UNISON is concerned that the Planning Bill is about less regulation of businesses rather than improving lives. Planning was reformed ...

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