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 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.

Latest updates

Air Quality in Scotland

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Poor air quality is Scotland's silent killer. The UK and Scottish governments have been criticised for not taking effective action ...

UNISON response to energy strategy consultation

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UNISON Scotland broadly supports the ambition and the specific targets set out in the consultation paper. A whole system approach, ...

UNISON response to fracking consultation

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UNISON Scotland is opposed to fracking and we do not believe the case has been made to lift the current ...

Just Transition to a Low Carbon economy – steering group statement 16 December 2016

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UNISON Scotland is one of the trade union partners which has signed a joint statement with environment campaigns FoE Scotland ...

Air Passenger Duty Consultation Response

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UNISON Scotland starts from the position that the Scottish Government should be defending public services and working for social justice ...

Tackle fuel poverty scandal and help fight climate change, says UNISON

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Tackling Scotland’s “disgraceful” fuel poverty scandal must be a top priority and will help fight climate change, UNISON said today ...