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Scottish Government must listen to Account Commission and adequately fund council services

UNISON, responding to Account Commission report: Local Government in Scotland Overview 2022, has called on the Scottish government to adequately fund council services and staff. The Account Commission says that ... Read More
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‘Immense Disappointment’ that Skills Development Scotland refuse to take part in four-day week pilot

UNISON is immensely disappointed that Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish government’s agency tasked with promoting progressive working practices, has failed to apply to be part of the Scottish government’s pilot ... Read More
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Social care workers must be compensated for fuel price increases, says UNISON

UNISON is urging Humza Yousaf, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, to increase mileage allowances for social care workers in the third and private sector. UNISON is the ... Read More
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Local government workers on path to industrial action, say UNISON

UNISON members working in local government have indicated their willingness to take some form of industrial action, up to and including strike action, in a dispute with COSLA over pay ... Read More
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College staff urged ‘vote yes to strike’ in ballot across Scotland  

UNISON Scotland has formally notified college principals of its intention to ballot for industrial action on pay, after 92% of staff rejected the employers’ final pay offer in a consultation ... Read More
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Glasgow suspend equal pay strikes

UNISON will suspend all equal pay strikes today, after a deal has been struck with Glasgow City Council to settle the dispute. UNISON lawyers will now enter legal discussions over ... Read More
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Recognise, Respect, Reward candidate pledge launch for local elections

UNISON welcome COLSA’s response to the Scottish Government Spending Review Framework Consultation, particularly the call for greater investment and recognition of the local government workforce. The Scottish Government will not ... Read More
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“Scottish Water ignoring consultation rules over HQ closure” say TU’s

“Scottish Water ignoring consultation rules over HQ closure” say TU’s Scottish Water are treating their workforce with contempt and are breaching not only their own procedures but also the Scottish ... Read More
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Local government workers to be consulted on industrial action, says UNISON

UNISON, Scotland’s largest union, will consult local government members on taking industrial action over pay. The decision was made today (Friday) at UNISON’s national local government conference after members rejected an ... Read More
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UNISON suspend equal pay strike on 29 and 30 March

UNISON has called off two days of strikes 29 and 30 March and a large rally in Glasgow on Tuesday 29 March after the council has made significant concessions around ... Read More