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UNISON welcomes National Care Service recommendations in Feeley report

UNISON Scotland welcomes the recommendations from the Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland (chaired by Derek Feeley) that was published today (Wednesday). The review calls for the creation ... Read More
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UNISON Scotland Response to easing school & nursery coronavirus restrictions

These vital services are currently being delivered to many children and UNISON members have worked hard at creating environments safe for children and staff.   It will help no one if ... Read More
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Public services need to be Budget priority says UNISON Scotland

Scotland’s largest trade union, UNISON, is urging the Scottish Government to make funding public services its priority in Thursday’s budget statement. The union argues that properly funding services is both ... Read More
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UNISON Scotland calls for fair funding for colleges and universities ahead of Scottish budget

UNISON Scotland has written to Finance Secretary Kate Forbes calling for fair funding for the further and higher education sectors ahead of this week’s Scottish budget announcement. John Gallacher, UNISON’s Scottish organiser, ... Read More
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Scotland’s NHS staff call on Scottish Government to show appreciation for them, says UNISON

Health workers across Scotland begin two days of campaigning today (Tuesday) calling on the Scottish Government for an early, significant pay rise of at least £2,000 for every worker in ... Read More
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Scottish Government must provide clarity on key worker status, says UNISON

UNISON Scotland has today (Tuesday) written to the Scottish Government asking for an urgent meeting to seek clarity on which workers are deemed to be 'essential' during the current national ... Read More
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Scottish government must honour second vaccination dates or risk wasting thousands of vaccination slots, says UNISON

UNISON Scotland has today (Tuesday) called on the Scottish Government to honour scheduled dates for staff to receive their second dose COVID vaccination or risk thousands of vaccination slots being ... Read More
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Scottish Government and all public bodies must properly resource FOI teams through pandemic

UNISON Scotland today called on all public bodies to urgently ensure they are properly resourcing Freedom of Information teams during the pandemic. The Scottish Information Commissioner Daren Fitzhenry today issued ... Read More
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Local Government Trade Unions submit 2021 Pay Claim to COSLA

Trade Unions representing the bulk of the Local Government workforce today submitted their 2021 pay claim to COSLA. The claim calls for: • A one-year settlement that runs for the ... Read More
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Scottish Ambulance Service fail to report staff who catch Covid19 at work to health and safety executive

UNISON is calling for an investigation into Scottish Ambulance Service after it emerged that they were failing to report cases as transmitted in the workplace. The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases ... Read More