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.

Briefing 61: Policy - Bargaining - NHS Finances

Briefing 61: Policy – Bargaining – NHS Finances

KEY POINTS: Audit Scotland highlight significant financial pressures on health boards Spending per head decreased since 2009/10 Capital funding cut by 21%. £409m PPP programme. While resources fall, demand is ... Read More
OTs speak out

Under pressure – Scotland’s occupational therapists speak out

UNISON Scotland has surveyed our members working in occupational therapy across Scotland to assess their view of the current state, and future prospects for their service, how they are coping ... Read More
e-briefing: Draft Scottish Budget 2015-16

e-briefing: Draft Scottish Budget 2015-16

While the headlines in the budget are around the fiscally neutral new taxes, it is the budget allocations that matter more to UNISON members. Branches should also remember that these ... Read More
e-briefing: Health and social care integration regulations

e-briefing: Health and social care integration regulations

The principles of health and care integration are set out in the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act 2014. However, the detailed arrangements for implementation are set out in regulations. The ... Read More
The price of everything and the value of wages

The price of everything and the value of wages

“I just get by. Normally I am really struggling by week three. If my bills and rent go up any more I would not be able to live. Family holidays ... Read More
The homes we need

Open the door – the homes we need

Housing staff on the homes we have and the homes we need Scotland has a housing crisis. We have a crisis with the availability, the cost and the quality of ... Read More
Voices from the sharp end

Voices from the sharp end – Health and social care integration

The Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act and associated regulations set out the Scottish Government’s plans for health and care integration in Scotland. While there are two broad models in the ... Read More
Austerity economics don't add up

Austerity economics don’t add up

A UNISON Scotland report on public services and the economy UNISON Scotland launches this report as the process gets under way for scrutinising the Scottish Government draft budget for 2015-16 ... Read More
Cleaners speak out

Dishing the dirt – Cleaners in Scotland’s public services speak out

Long before most of us get to work – or after most of us have left our job a vital yet poorly paid and often overlooked section of the workforce ... Read More
Briefing 56: Bargaining - Extending the Scottish Living Wage through Procurement

Briefing 56: Bargaining – Extending the Scottish Living Wage through Procurement

The Scottish Living Wage is now paid to almost all public sector workers in Scotland. However, that still leaves many thousands of workers in the community and private sectors, who ... Read More

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