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.

MSP e-briefing TTIP

MSP e-briefing TTIP

UNISON Scotland welcomes the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney’s response to the European and External Relations Committee Report on the implications of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). In ... Read More
Counting the Cost

Counting the Cost – Transactional staff

UNISON Scotland has surveyed our members working in transactional jobs across Scotland’s public services. They are the staff who take the money, outline what the charges are and explain the ... Read More
e-briefing Social work and contempt of court update

e-briefing Social work and contempt of court update

On 16 December 2013 two social workers employed by City of Edinburgh Council were found guilty of contempt of court in relation to a decision they took over parental contact ... Read More
e-briefing Public sector workforce 2015

e-briefing Public sector workforce 2015

The latest workforce statistics for Scotland have been published. They cover the period up to December 2014. The headline figure shows a massive 24,000 reduction in public sector staff last ... Read More
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e-briefing Public services election 7 May 2015

Public services are the number one election issue for the majority of Scottish voters.  Today we have published a full scale poll undertaken by Survation, for UNISON Scotland, that asked Scottish ... Read More
Mental health staff speak out

See us – Scotland’s mental health staff speak out

Mental health is one of our greatest public health challenges. This report aims to give a voice to those delivering Scotland’s mental health services as they cope with tightening resources ... Read More
e-briefing Local government funding challenges - Fiscal Affairs Scotland analysis

e-briefing Local government funding challenges – Fiscal Affairs Scotland analysis

Fiscal Affairs Scotland has published a useful analysis of the savings councils will have to make following this and previous year’s budget allocations. They say seeking to charge service users ... Read More
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Briefing 64: Bargaining – Fair Pay Fortnight

16th Feb - 1st March is Fair Pay Fortnight. This Briefing sets out the facts about the state of pay. And using  testimony gathered through UNISON Scotland Surveys, outline the  ... Read More
e-briefing: Living Wage Procurement

e-briefing: Living Wage Procurement

In Briefing 56 we set out how the Scottish Living Wage could be extended through procurement using the provisions of the Procurement Reform (Scotland)Act and in local government using the ... Read More
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Local Government Finance Order MSP eBrief – Feb 2015

Cuts to local government are unsustainable  MSPe-briefing Local Govt Finance Order Feb2015 PDF Extract: Public expenditure in Scotland faces year-on-year real term reductions. By 2020 it will be 12.5% lower ... Read More

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