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Scotland’s largest trade union accepts local government pay offer

UNISON members, the largest local government union, have voted to accept COSLA's pay offer in a ballot of all local government members across Scotland. In an incredible 64% turnout the ... Read More
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NHS formally notified of strike ballot as pay dispute continues

UNISON Scotland is gearing up to ballot more than 50,000 NHS members in a dispute over pay. All NHS employers have now received a formal strike notification from UNISON, today ... Read More
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Scotland’s university support staff strike for justice

UNISON members at three Scottish universities will today (Tuesday) walk out to protest against another imposed, below-inflation national pay award. They also urge their employers, the Scottish Government and sector ... Read More
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UNISON recommends council workers accept pay deal as it launches consultative ballot

UNISON Scotland media release 9 September 2022 UNISON has today (Friday) launched its consultative ballot on local government pay and is recommending members vote to accept the pay offer. Strike ... Read More
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UNISON Scotland says National Care Service Bill would deal a ‘fatal blow’ to local government

UNISON, Scotland’s largest local government union, has called on the First Minister not to put care at the bottom of her list as she issued a statement today (Tuesday) outlining ... Read More
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Universities cost-of-living strike – UNISON announces dates at four institutions

UNISON Scotland members at four Scottish universities are set to strike for five days in September and October, seriously disrupting freshers’ week and the first weeks of teaching at a ... Read More
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Act now on NHS pay to avoid winter of discontent, warns UNISON

UNISON Scotland says Health Secretary Humza Yousaf can no longer ‘look the other way on pay’ as NHS workers gear up for strike ballot. In a letter to the Health ... Read More
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UNISON to suspend schools and waste strikes and ballot members on improved council pay offer

After days of intense negations with the First Minster, the Deputy First Minister, Scottish Government and COSLA. UNISON has now secured an improved offer from COSLA that they will put ... Read More
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Scottish university workers vote to join cost of living strike wave 

UNISON media release  22 August 2022  Embargo: for immediate release Scottish university workers vote to join cost of living strike wave UNISON Scotland university members, working at Edinburgh Napier, Glasgow, ... Read More
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Response to Sturgeon’s statement on council pay

Responding to Nicola Sturgeon's statement that council leaders should make a ‘decent 5% pay offer’ to staff to avert forthcoming strikes, UNISON Scotland head of local government, Johanna Baxter said: ... Read More