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Police Scotland building sales about balancing books not improving service says staff union.

Police staff trade union UNISON has described Police Scotland plans to sell off a range of buildings across Scotland as a measure that will make policing more remote and less ... Read More
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No holiday cheer in colleges as staff vote for more strikes, says UNISON.

Staff in colleges across Scotland are set to go on strike again in 2024 after they voted overwhelmingly for more action in a long running dispute over pay, job security ... Read More
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School support staff experience the most abuse from pupils, says UNISON

New Scottish government research shows that the biggest impact of pupil’s behavioural challenges falls on schools' support staff, who are the lowest paid and receive the least training and support, ... Read More
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‘Now keep your promises’ UNISON tells COSLA & Scottish Gov as council staff accept pay deal

The long running pay dispute which closed schools across Scotland has been brought to an end as UNISON members vote to accept the improved pay offer, made as a result of ... Read More
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New way forward for NHS pay agreed – “Now Scottish Government must deliver” says UNISON

Negotiators for the NHS trade union UNISON have today signed off four papers with NHS bosses making key recommendations to modernise pay and conditions for NHS workers. These have now ... Read More
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Scottish Water workers to embark on four days of strike action, says UNISON 

UNISON members working in Scottish Water will begin four days of strike action from tomorrow (Friday) over a pay dispute. Members were balloted last month with the overwhelming majority (78%) ... Read More
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All school strikes to be suspended while UNISON consult on improved pay offer from Cosla

All school strikes, (planned for Wednesday 8 and 15 November), have been suspended after talks between Cosla and UNISON have secured an improved pay offer for local government workers. The ... Read More
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New wave of school strikes announced as pay dispute continues, says UNISON Scotland

UNISON has today (Wednesday) served notice of further strike action to five more local authorities in Scotland.  Staff working in schools – and early years establishments linked to schools – ... Read More
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Strike action in schools and early years centres continues, says UNISON Scotland

UNISON members are gearing up for the next wave of strike action in Scotland's schools and early years centres in a dispute over local government pay.  Schools and early years ... Read More
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More schools set to close as UNISON announce another set of strike dates

UNISON has today served notice of further strike action in the dispute over local government pay to South Lanarkshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Edinburgh and Fife councils. Staff working in schools, ... Read More