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Scottish government self-isolation rules are not an appropriate or well evidenced response to address the current staffing crisis

UNISON’s statement was made following the Scottish government’s publication of new self-isolation rules providing an exemption for critical staff, published today (23 Jul 2021). UNISON, Scotland’s largest trade union in ... Read More
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Care workers campaign to save council care homes in Edinburgh.

UNISON, the trade union for health and social care, has launched a campaign with care staff to save council run care homes in Edinburgh. The campaign follows proposals put forward ... Read More
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Student paramedics to receive a bursary equal to nurses and midwives is welcomed by UNISON campaign

UNISON has been campaigning with Pay Student Paramedics Campaign for many months for paramedic students in Scotland to receive an annual bursary equal to nurses and midwives. The Scottish Government ... Read More
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Scottish Government’s slap in the face to local government workers condemned by trade unions

The three trade unions representing local government workers across Scotland have written to the Scottish Government condemning their decision not to provide additional funding to COSLA to improve the local ... Read More
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UNISON calls for student paramedics to get bursary equal to nurses and midwives

UNISON Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to provide student paramedics with a bursary equal to nurses and midwives or risk a future shortage of paramedics. The call comes ... Read More
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Schools could be forced to close after summer break if local government pay talks fail, says UNISON

UNISON, Scotland’s largest trade union, has written to the Finance Secretary and local government leaders to warn of looming industrial action if they fail to improve their pay offer to ... Read More
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Strathclyde Pension Fund: Climate justice delayed is climate justice denied

UNISON is disappointed that Strathclyde Pension Fund Committee has deferred a decision about their major investments in fossil fuels. Instead, the committee merely agreed to an assessment of energy sector ... Read More
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Scottish government skills development body refuses to pilot four-day week, says UNISON

UNISON, the union for Skills Development Scotland workers, has lambasted the skills body for refusing to pilot a four-day week – despite it being a Scottish government policy. The union ... Read More
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NHS pay rise to be paid as soon as possible, says UNISON

UNISON welcome Scottish government announcement to pay NHS uplift 'as soon as possible'. UNISON welcome that Scottish government has said: 'Ministers are clear that staff should feel the benefit of ... Read More
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Health workers at Scotland’s largest NHS union vote to accept NHS pay offer, says UNISON Scotland

UNISON members have voted overwhelmingly to accept the NHS pay offer, which will see the majority of NHS workers receive a 4% pay increase. UNISON, Scotland's largest NHS union, announced ... Read More