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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
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Nurses in Scotland are exhausted after pandemic, reveals UNISON survey

Three in four nurses and nursing assistants who responded to UNISON’s latest survey say they are tired or exhausted after working through the pandemic. The survey, revealed on International Nurses ... Read More
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Council workers union begins industrial ballot preparation saying staff won’t be “used as a political football”

Council workers union begins industrial ballot preparation saying staff won’t be “used as a political football” UNISON, the largest trade union in Scotland’s councils, representing 80,000 local government workers across ... Read More
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UNISON members willing to take industrial action on local government pay

UNISON, the largest trade union in local government representing 80,000 local government workers across Scotland, has voted overwhelmingly to reject COSLA’s current pay offer and in favour of taking industrial ... Read More
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UNISON joins minute’s silence to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day

UNISON will be observing a minute’s silence today (Wednesday) as it remembers all the health, care and other key workers who have lost their lives to COVID. Each year, on ... Read More
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Bombshell report lays bare the impact of the pandemic on local government workers

Scotland’s local government workers have revealed the enormous toll on their health as they’ve worked to keep services running, according to a survey published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. The findings ... Read More
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Local Government Trade Unions reject COSLA pay offer

The Joint Trade Unions representing the bulk of local government workers in Scotland have today written to COSLA to reject their pay offer. The three trade unions will now ballot ... Read More
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Statement on NHS Scotland pay negotiations

Over the past week UNISON – with Scotland’s other health trade unions - has been in formal pay negotiations for Agenda for Change staff with the Scottish Government and NHS ... Read More