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Don't treat Scotland's colleges and support staff like Cinderella, UNISON tells MSPs

Don’t treat Scotland’s colleges and support staff like Cinderella, UNISON tells MSPs

Date: Thu 7 March 2013 • PHOTO OPPORTUNITY EVENT - 1pm outside Parliament - Cinderella will make an appearance with the Ugly Sisters - MEDIA are invited to send cameras ... Read More
Scottish Ministers told time is right to act against tax dodging companies

Scottish Ministers told time is right to act against tax dodging companies

Date: Thu 7 March 2013 UNISON Scotland will today (Thursday) urge the Scottish Government to respond to overwhelming public outrage about tax dodging companies. The public services union wants Ministers ... Read More
New police service set to fail on Best Value if no progress on modern police teams

New police service set to fail on Best Value if no progress on modern police teams

Date: Wed 6 March 2013 Scotland’s new police service is set to fall significantly behind England & Wales in best practice for modern policing, failing its Best Value duty. That ... Read More
UNISON to ballot members on local government pay offer

UNISON to ballot members on local government pay offer

Date: Fri 1 March 2013 UNISON Scotland is to ballot its local government members on a final pay offer from councils. Branch delegates will meet in Glasgow next month (15 ... Read More
UNISON calls for new devolved powers to create a Fairer Scotland

UNISON calls for new devolved powers to create a Fairer Scotland

Date: Thu 28 February 2013 UNISON today launched a set of policy proposals calling for fresh powers, including pensions and income tax, to be devolved to Scotland. The union’s ‘Fairer ... Read More
Major cuts in food safety and environmental health are putting the public at risk

Major cuts in food safety and environmental health are putting the public at risk

Date: Tue 26 February 2013 UNISON Scotland warned today that new figures and staff surveys show cuts to local council environmental health departments and to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) ... Read More
UNISON wins Living Wage for low paid staff at Central Scotland Police

UNISON wins Living Wage for low paid staff at Central Scotland Police

Date: Wed 20 February 2013 UNISON today welcomed news that Central Scotland Police has become the first police force in the UK to be an accredited Living Wage employer. The ... Read More
UNISON General Secretary in Stornoway visit to support case against cuts

UNISON General Secretary in Stornoway visit to support case against cuts

Date: Wed 20 February 2013 Dave Prentis, General Secretary of the UK’s largest public sector union, UNISON, will tomorrow (21 February, 2013), join members in Stornoway to add his voice ... Read More
UNISON urges support for library services – National Libraries Day 9 February

UNISON urges support for library services – National Libraries Day 9 February

Date: Fri 8 February 2013 UNISON today hit out at cuts to library services and urged councillors to defend libraries at the heart of local communities. Tomorrow (Saturday 9 February) ... Read More
Scottish Budget – council services hit hardest – UNISON calls for funding review

Scottish Budget – council services hit hardest – UNISON calls for funding review

Date: Wed 6 February 2013 Public services union UNISON today warned that vital council services are being hit hardest by budget cuts and called for a review of local government ... Read More