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 132 – Housing and the Cost of Living Crisis

Rising housing costs are driving people into poverty. This briefing presents the findings of new research, based on a survey of UNISON members. Mortgage rate increases are putting many public ... Read More
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Briefing 131 – Consultation on Safe Staffing Statutory Guidance: Care Services

The Scottish Government is consulting on its draft Statutory Guidance for safe staffing in health and care. The Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) – known as the Safe Staffing Act ... Read More
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Briefing 130 – Consultation on Safe Staffing Statutory Guidance

The Scottish Government is consulting on its draft Statutory Guidance for safe staffing in health and care. The Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) - known as the Safe Staffing Act ... Read More
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Briefing 129 NHS Pension Contributions Changes Consultation

The Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) is consulting on increasing the overall contribution made by members to the NHS pension scheme. This briefing outlines some of the main features of ... Read More
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Briefing 128 – Local Government Finance Stats and Budget Estimates 2022-24

Figures showing provisional expenditure totals for 2022-23 and budget estimates for 2023-24 for local government in Scotland have been published. The Scottish Government statistical publication 'Local Government 2022-23 Provisional Outturn ... Read More
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National Care Service – the one we need and the one on offer

UNISON Scotland has outlined our  vision of what a National Care Service should look like. It is very different to the legislation that the Scottish Government is trying to put ... Read More
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Year of Black Workers campaign briefing

2023 is UNISON’s Year of Black Workers. This year is about tackling racism and improving the working conditions and opportunities for Black workers in Scotland. This briefing sets out our ... Read More
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Briefing 127 – Scottish Household Survey 2021

This briefing looks at some key findings of the Scottish Household Survey 2021. This is a general population survey carried out since 1999. It provides figures on public attitudes on ... Read More
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Briefing 126 – Local Government Overview Report 2023

This briefing is on the May 2023 Audit Scotland Local Government Overview report for the Accounts Commission. The report looks at how well placed councils are to deal with current ... Read More
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Briefing 125 – Occupational Therapists and a National Social Work Agency

This briefing is about the intended remit of the proposed National Social Work Agency. This remit includes workforce matters and UNISON is engaged with the Scottish Government around this. Occupational ... Read More

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