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Scottish Government – Programme for Government 2020-21

The Scottish Government has published its programme for 2020-21. This sets out a revised legislative programme and other administrative actions. This briefing highlights the issues likely to have the greatest ... Read More
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Scottish Government Economic Recovery Plan – August 2020

The Scottish Government has announced its plan for post-COVID economic recovery. This briefing provides UNISON’s response to this. The recovery plan was informed by advice and recommendations from an independent ... Read More
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Health Pay Campaign 2020

This briefing outlines the next steps of our pay campaign. UNISON has formally requested that the Scottish government reopens discussions about pay this year. Our members' survey told us that ... Read More
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UNISON Demand NHS Pay Talks

UNISON is aware that a number of members have contacted us through Facebook and social media regarding the recent government announcement on pay for Doctors and Dentists.  This announcement deals ... Read More
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Covid Social Care Worker Death in Service Payment

Following pressure from UNISON, the Scottish Government has agreed to make a one-off payment of £60,000 to a named survivor of any social care worker who dies in service from ... Read More
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CORONAVIRUS e-brief compulsory testing of staff

Widespread testing for COVID-19 is being suggested as an effective tool in preventing the spread of the virus. UNISON is calling for further testing of the population as part of ... Read More
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Covid Social Care Staff Support Fund

UNISON campaigned hard to make sure that social care workers did not have to survive on statutory sick pay, should they have to self-isolate because of coronovirus. The Social Care ... Read More
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Report of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery June 2020

This briefing looks at the recommendations of the independent Advisory Group on Post-Covid 19 Economic Recovery. The Group presented its report to the Scottish Government on 22 June. The full ... Read More
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Education Recovery Programme May 2020

The Scottish government has indicated that schools will return on August 11th. Some staff are also currently working in hubs. There also appears to be an expectation that early learning ... Read More
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Briefing 114 – Living Wage in Adult Social Care

The uprated Scottish Living Wage should be paid to all workers in adult social care who are employed via contracts commissioned by councils or integrated joint boards( IJBs) ... Read More

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