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Local government unions call for a ‘fair and decent’ pay increase as they submit joint pay claim

Local government trade unions have today (Tuesday) submitted a joint pay claim to COSLA calling for a ‘fair and decent’ pay increase to make up for decades of cuts and ... Read More
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Social care staff are being taken for granted once again, says UNISON

UNISON has today (Friday) lambasted a move by the Scottish Government to cover registration fees for new carers only - a move which excludes existing carers who have put their ... Read More
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Ovo job cuts devastating for staff and worrying for consumers, says UNISON

The government can no longer stand idly by and watch as the UK’s energy sector implodes, says UNISON, as it reacts to the news that 1,700 jobs are to go ... Read More
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Scottish budget must end staff shortage crisis in social care

Social care workers are calling on Scottish Finance Secretary Kate Forbes to use her Scottish budget statement today (Thursday) to end the staff shortage crisis in social care. UNISON’s Social ... Read More
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UNISON demands urgent action to address NHS staffing crisis

Responding to official figures released today (Tuesday) that vacancies for nurses and midwives have increased by almost 20 per cent in three months, Willie Duffy, UNISON Scotland’s head of health ... Read More
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Public money for care should not be filling offshore bank accounts, says UNISON

Responding to the BBC1 Panorama programme to be broadcast tonight (Monday) into the offshore financial arrangements of private care home operator HC-One, UNISON Scotland head of social care John Mooney ... Read More
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Public service workers want an ethical local government pension fund, says UNISON

In a UNISON survey of over 6000 local government pension fund members almost 9 in 10 (88%) are calling for their pension funds to be invested ethically. The Local Government ... Read More
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UNISON vote settles 2021 local government pay dispute 

Members of Scotland’s largest local government union have voted to accept a pay deal after the union secured an additional £48m funding on the paybill for an improved offer from COSLA ... Read More
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‘Golden hello’s and loyalty payments needed for social care staff’ union to tell Holyrood..

Staff shortages in social care at ‘critical level’ union to tell Holyrood committee. Staff shortages have left the social care sector in crisis care workers union UNISON Scotland will tell ... Read More
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Pension talks to resume at Dundee University as strike action pays off

Following prolonged strike action by members of UNISON, Unite and the UCU, the joint trade unions have today (Tuesday) struck a deal with the University of Dundee that will allow ... Read More