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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Briefing 107 Save from Harm: A Survey of Social Work Staff

This briefing gives an overview of Save From Harm: a survey of social work staff.  The survey looks at the impact of austerity on social work teams. The report highlights key ... Read More
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eBrief November 2019 : General Election – Registration Drive & Campaign Rules

General Election – Registration Drive & Campaign Rules The 12th December General election will have profound implications for UNISON members across Scotland and the whole of the UK. It is ... Read More
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Bargaining Briefing 106: Devolved School Management Changes

The Scottish government has published new Devolved School Management (DSM) Guidelines on school funding decisions by local authorities. This guidance replaces the DSM Guidance published in 2012. This sets out ... Read More
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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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