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

International Committee welcomes Glasgow Climate Dialogues Communiqué

International Committee welcomes Glasgow Climate Dialogues Communiqué
UNISON Scotland’s International Committee today warmly welcomed a strong message from Global South climate leaders for COP26 to deliver climate ...

Workplace Parking Licensing Consultation on Regulations & Guidance

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This is the UNISON Response to the Scottish Government Transport Scotland Workplace Parking Licensing Consultation on Regulations & Guidance. UNISON ...

Green UNISON Week – building for Sat 6 Nov COP26 demo

Green UNISON Week - building for Sat 6 Nov COP26 demo
Green UNISON Week is from 18 - 26 September. It's a great opportunity for branches to step up calls for ...

*UPDATE* Sept workshop added! Climate Change Adaptation in the workplace – handbook research & lunchtime webinar

*UPDATE* Sept workshop added! Climate Change Adaptation in the workplace – handbook research & lunchtime webinar
UNISON Scotland is working with the STUC and Sniffer – the charity which delivers the Adaptation Scotland programme for the ...

Scottish Government Climate Change Plan update

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We welcome the opportunity to respond to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee’s Call for Views[1]. We are ...

Response: Scottish Government Draft Offshore Wind Policy Statement – April 2020

thumbnail of UNISON Scotland Offshore Wind Response April 2020
UNISON believes much greater government intervention is needed in offshore wind deployment, if we are to achieve the scale of ...