Briefings

B&C-logoLatest UNISON Scotland Briefings from the Bargaining and Campaigns Team. UNISON Scotland Briefings include Bargaining and Policy Briefings for branches on a wide range of policy and employment issues, e-briefings and Legal Updates and briefings for MSPs and MPs and others to represent UNISON policy where decisions are being made.

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Cuts to Local Government Budgets

The Improvement service have published the Local Government Framework Benchmarking Report for 2017/18 .   This annual benchmark report is a useful source of accurate information on what’s happening in services across local ... Read More
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Assessing the impact of yet more austerity cuts

This e-brief is a reminder for UNISON branches of the importance of cuts impact assessments. Branches and Regional Organisers should ensure CIA Forms are completed/updated regularly for each employer, recording ... Read More
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Fair Work Charter for Severe Weather

A new Fair Work Charter for Severe Weather has been published by the Scottish Government. This has been developed jointly with the STUC as part of the Fair Work Framework ... Read More
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Policy Briefing 105 Draft Scottish Budget 2019/20

Our latest policy briefing sets out the key points of the Draft Scottish Budget for 2019/20. Here is our brief guide to the implications of the Budget for UNISON members ... Read More
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Planning Reform Bill

This briefing lays out UNISON's concerns about the new Planning Bill. The Bill has now been significantly amended and will move back to the parliament for a final debate soon ... Read More
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Briefing 103 – UK Budget 2018 Implications for Scotland

The UK Government budget may not be quite as important for UNISON members as it used to be – but it still matters. Here is our brief guide to the ... Read More
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Local Governance Review Events

The Scottish government and COSLA launched a Local Governance Review in December 2017. This is a review of all public services. The original briefing is available here The next stage ... Read More
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Bargaining Briefing 102 – Early Learning & Childcare Delivery Model for 2020

The Scottish government has made a commitment to offer all three and four year olds (and some 2 year olds) in Scotland 1140 hours of free at the point of ... Read More
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Scottish Government Programme 2018/19

The Scottish Government has published its programme for the coming year, including new legislation. This briefing highlights the plans of most interest to UNISON members ... Read More
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Transport (Scotland) Bill

The Scottish Government has introduced a Transport Bill into Parliament. It changes the way buses are regulated in Scotland, bans pavement and double parking and provides the legal framework for ... Read More
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