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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Care Futures 5 – Minimum Employment Standards

The fifth edition of UNISON Scotland’s Care Futures outlines UNISON's view of the minimum employment standards that care workers should be able to expect, and some  actions proposed or already ... Read More
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Care Futures 4 – Effective Voice

The fourth edition of UNISON Scotland's Care Futures looks at what Effective Voice could mean for workers in social care and some of the steps already taken to make it ... Read More
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UNISON Scotland Week 321 – NHS staff are struggling, Care Futures, COP26 & more

UNISON Scotland Week 321 - NHS staff are struggling, Care Futures, COP26 & more. Read full newsletter here ... Read More
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UNISON Scotland Week 320 – Net zero debate, Dundee Uni pensions strike & more

UNISON Scotland Week 320 - Net zero debate, Dundee Uni pensions strike & more. Read full newsletter here ... Read More
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UNISON Week 319 – Social care reform debate, local government pay ballot, housing and more

UNISON Week 319 - Social care reform debate, local government pay ballot, housing and more. Read full newsletter here ... Read More
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Scottish Government – Programme for Government 2021-22

The Programme for Government for 2021-22 has been announced. This sets out the Scottish Government's legislative programme and other administrative actions for this parliamentary year. This briefing highlights the issues ... Read More
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UNISON Week 318 – UNISON ballots council workers on strike action, National Care Service Consultation and more.

UNISON Week 318 - UNISON ballots council workers on strike action, National Care Service Consultation and more. Read full  newsletter here ... Read More
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e-brief: National Care Service Consultation

The Scottish Government has published its proposals for a National Care Service. The three-month consultation period ends on 18 October 2021. This e-brief provides an overview of the proposals. UNISON's ... Read More
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e-briefing Implementing The Promise

This e-briefing explains The Promise 'Change Programme' and includes four action points for local government branches. The Independent Care Review promised a ‘root and branch’ review of the care system ... Read More
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Briefing 118 Early Learning and Childcare Expansion 2021

The 1140 hours expansion of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) will start in August this year. This follows a year long delay caused by the pandemic. ELC will continue to ... Read More

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