Green Workplace

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland
UNISON is a member of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland

UNISON members work in a wide range of environmental roles including: park rangers; inspectors, scientists and other jobs in the Scottish Environment Protection Agency; council staff across the spectrum of local authority jobs including cleansing, waste recycling, planning, environmental health officers and more; water and sewerage posts in Scottish Water; and health service staff participating in schemes to save energy. (Click here for latest updates and publications)

UNISON members…

  • Help protect our rivers, land and the air we breathe
  •  Provide clean, safe water for home, work and industry
  •  Keep our towns, cities and countryside clean and tackle noise pollution
  •  Raise awareness of global warming and other environmental issues
  •  Support the three Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle
  •  Promote sustainable ways of living and working

Our members’ ordinary every day jobs directly impact on the quality of life and health of Scotland’s citizens. They are keeping our communities free of litter, collecting household and business waste, providing healthy food to school children, ensuring new buildings meet stricter environmental and energy efficiency targets and working in countless other ways to make sure we can all enjoy the benefits of modern living in a sustainable way.

Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It is a key principle in tackling climate change.

Sign up for UNISON Scotland’s Green Network updates
If you would be interested in receiving occasional email news about climate change issues and events that are relevant to UNISON members, sign up for UNISON Scotland’s Green Network updates. Just send your email address to Fiona Montgomery f.montgomery@unison.co.uk asking to be added to the mailing list.

Information about meetings of the Green Network is also posted on our Facebook page, along with news updates.  www.facebook.com/greennetworkunisonscotland/


Latest updates

COP27 Edinburgh March for Climate Justice Sat 12 Nov

COP27 Edinburgh March for Climate Justice Sat 12 Nov
World leaders are not acting fast enough to prevent catastrophic climate change and they won’t move unless pushed. So please ...

TUs at COP27 climate conf – Sat 12 Nov Demos – Green UNISON

TUs at COP27 climate conf - Sat 12 Nov Demos - Green UNISON
UPDATED 31 Oct. The COP27 UN Climate Conference takes place in Egypt next month and there will be mass climate ...

Green UNISON Week – 23 Sept to 1 October 2022

Green UNISON Week - 23 Sept to 1 October 2022
UPDATED 21 SEPT, incl new briefing & info below on General Secretary's blog, 29 Sept webinar, Women's Environmental Network workshops ...

UNISON report: Getting to net zero in UK public services

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This is UNISON's report Getting to net zero in UK public services: The road to decarbonisation. It examines the measures ...

Climate Hazards & Resilience in the Workplace Handbook Online Launch 12-1pm Thurs 7 July

Climate Hazards & Resilience in the Workplace Handbook Online Launch 12-1pm Thurs 7 July
You are invited to join the STUC, UNISON Scotland and Adaptation Scotland for the launch of key new resources to ...

National Public Energy Agency

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UNISON supports the creation of a new public agency to direct the roll-out of heating decarbonisation and energy efficiency. Strategic ...