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 137: Draft Scottish Budget 2024-25

The Scottish Government published their draft budget for 2024-25 in December. This briefing looks at the main features and implications for public services ... Read More
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e brief – New report says council funding “completely unsustainable”

The Local Government Information Unit report warns of a risk that some Scottish councils could effectively go bankrupt.   It details anonymous survey responses from senior council officers across more ... Read More
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Briefing 136 – The ‘Safe Staffing’ Act in the NHS.

The Health and Care Staffing (Scotland) Act comes into force in April 2024. The Bill gives staff in the NHS the right to raise concerns about unsafe levels of staffing ... Read More
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Bargaining Briefing 135 – Regrading Hints & Tips for Social Work Paraprofessionals

This briefing produce by UNISON's Social Work Issues Group provides Social Work Assistants, Family Support Workers and other paraprofessional staff with guidance on re-grading ... Read More
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ebrief behaviour in schools report 2023

The Scottish government have published their latest research into behaviour in schools in Scotland. This previously regular report had not been updated for several years due to the COVID pandemic ... Read More
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Briefing 134 Why UNISON opposes a council tax freeze

Since First Minister Humza Yousaf announced a council tax freeze at the SNP Conference in October, it is beyond disappointing that the opposition parties seem set to also support it, ... Read More
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e brief – Update on the National Care Service Bill October 2023

Since its introduction in June 2022, UNISON has campaigned for the National Care Service Bill to be withdrawn. We want to work constructively with the Scottish Government and other partners ... Read More
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NHS staff managing childcare because of school strikes

We are receiving reports that some local managers are telling NHS staff that they should take annual leave or unpaid leave if their child’s school is closed because education staff ... Read More
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e brief – SSSC Consultation on Proposed Register Changes

The Scottish Social Services Council is consulting on 3 changes it wishes to make to the Register. These changes affect UNISON members who are part of the regulated workforce in ... Read More
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Briefing 133 Scottish & Local Government ‘Verity House Agreement’

This briefing looks at the 'Verity House Agreement', announced by First Minister Humza Yousaf and COSLA President Councillor Shona Morrison at COSLA’s Verity House office in Edinburgh on 30 June ... Read More

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