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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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Briefing 113 Draft Budget 2020-21

The Scottish Government draft budget for 2020/21 has been published. The spending total amounts to a real terms increase of 3.6% on last year. However, this does not mean that ... Read More
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Independent Inquiry: Mental Health Services in Tayside

The report from the inquiry onto mental health services in Tayside has now been published. This followed serious issues about services being raised in the Scottish parliament. A UNISON chaired ... Read More
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e-brief Local Government Bench-marking

The Improvement Service has published the annual National Benchmarking Overview report. The report covers children’s services, adult social care, culture and leisure, environmental services, corporate services housing and economic development ... Read More
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Briefing 111: Early Learning and Childcare: outdoor learning

The Scottish government has now published its guide for creating outdoor play experiences in early learning and childcare. The government is committed to including increased opportunities for outdoor play in ... Read More

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