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Public services can lead the way to net zero but not without government funding, says UNISON

Getting the UK’s public services across the net zero line will require £140bn of government funding by 2035, says new research published today (Monday) by UNISON. If the government’s 2050 ... Read More
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UNISON strike threat gains £48m for hard pressed local government staff

Strike threats from UNISON have won an improved £48m pay offer from COSLA. The union have suspended strikes across Scotland while they consult UNISON members. The offer comes after UNISON ... Read More
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Council workers across Scotland set to strike over pay

Local government unions have today issued notices of industrial action to local authorities across Scotland in a dispute over pay for council workers. The Joint Trade Unions have between them ... Read More
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University of Dundee industrial action over pensions

UNISON members at the University of Dundee will take further industrial action from Monday 25th October as they seek to persuade their employer to continue to offer fair pensions to ... Read More
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NHS staff are struggling to continue to provide safe and quality services, says UNISON Scotland

UNISON, Scotland’s largest health trade union, has called on Scottish Health Secretary, Humza Yousaf, to meet them to discuss reports that there are serious difficulties in the NHS in Scotland ... Read More
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‘Council workers are the backbone of our communities’ says UNISON general secretary as she launches Scotland’s local government strike ballot

UNISON’s general secretary Christina McAnea is hosting a virtual pay rally today (Wednesday) to mark the launch of the union’s formal strike ballot of select local government workers. UNISON, Scotland’s ... Read More
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‘Council staff are worth more’ says UNISON as it prepares to ballot members on strike action

UNISON, Scotland’s largest local government union, has informed employers this week that it is to conduct a formal ballot of its members in a dispute over pay. COSLA, the umbrella ... Read More
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UNISON statement on Scottish Government’s inquiry into the response to the Coronavirus pandemic

In welcoming the Scottish Government's inquiry into the response to the Coronavirus pandemic, UNISON Scottish Secretary Mike Kirby said: "We acknowledge that families, many health and social care workers and ... Read More
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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