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New guidance for home and social care staff in Scotland puts home care staff at risk  

UNISON, the trade union representing home and social care workers, are vigorously challenging Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) guidance which was issued by Scotland’s Chief Nursing Officer, Fiona McQueen, yesterday evening to ... Read More
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Joint Trade Unions press for First Minister’s intervention on ‘inconsistent’ approach to Covid-19 across Scotland’s local authorities

Scotland’s leading trade unions in local government are calling on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to take urgent action to address the inconsistent approach being taken by local authorities across Scotland, ... Read More
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Promises of protective equipment alone won’t keep people safe

Promises of personal protective equipment (PPE) alone won’t keep NHS, care, police and other essential workers safe, says UNISON today (Tuesday) as the union urges the Prime Minister to ensure ... Read More
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Workers must not be forced to choose between public health or paying the bills,  UNISON Scotland

Speaking in response to the Health Secretary’s Coronavirus statement today (Tuesday) to the Scottish Government, Lilian Macer, UNISON Scotland Convenor, said workers must not be forced to choose between self-isolating ... Read More
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Time for the Scottish government to value the work of early years workers, says Scotland’s education union UNISON

UNISON has today (Tuesday) said that the risks outlined in Audit Scotland’s report into the Scottish Government’s childcare expansion plans should come as no surprise to politicians. In 2018, UNISON ... Read More
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UNISON Scotland comment on Scottish Budget 2020-21

Mike Kirby UNISON Scotland’s regional secretary, commenting on the Scottish Budget 2020-21, said: "The Scottish budget agreement brings some certainty to public services. However the deal does not mitigate the ... Read More
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Briefing 113 Draft Budget 2020-21

The Scottish Government draft budget for 2020/21 has been published. The spending total amounts to a real terms increase of 3.6% on last year. However, this does not mean that ... Read More
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UNISON Scotland supports the call for a second independence referendum

Scotland's largest union, UNISON, voted overwhelmingly today (Saturday) to support the call for a second independence referendum, at a time to be determined by the Scottish Parliament. Speaking at UNISON's ... Read More
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Too much of Scotland’s FOI law is not fit for purpose, say campaigners

Campaigners will say that too much of Scottish Freedom of Information law is not fit for purpose as they present a new report at a meeting in the Scottish Parliament ... Read More
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IBM workers gear up for industrial action as job losses loom, says UNISON

Information technology (IT) workers – who provide IBM’s client, Scottish Power, with IT services – have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action after the company said their jobs would ... Read More