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Further strike action planned as UNISON membership soars

UNISON has written to council employers’ organisation Cosla and the Scottish Government warning that further industrial action is being planned, the union says today (Friday). The move comes after three ... Read More
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Scottish government and Cosla have let parents, pupils and school staff down badly, says UNISON

Three-quarters of Scotland's primary and secondary schools will be affected by three days of strike action this week, starting today (Tuesday), in a dispute over pay, says UNISON. The union says up to ... Read More
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School strikes will go ahead after revised offer too little too late

School strikes across Scotland are going ahead on 26th, 27th, and 28th September 2023. UNISON Scotland’s local government committee met this afternoon to discuss the detail of a revised offer ... Read More
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Further strike dates announced in Scottish colleges “time for Scottish Government to get involved ” says UNISON 

UNISON Scotland media release   Thursday, 21st September 2023 For immediate release Further strike dates announced in Scottish colleges "time for Scottish Government to get involved " says UNISON  UNISON Scotland Further ... Read More
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Strikes in Scottish universities begin today, says UNISON 

More than 1,000 support staff in universities across Scotland are to strike from today (Monday) in a dispute over pay, says UNISON. UNISON members in four universities – Glasgow Caledonian ... Read More
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Local government’s largest union have rejected Cosla’s revised pay offer, and say school strikes will still go ahead.

UNISON Scotland’s local government committee met this morning (Thursday) and have voted unanimously to reject Cosla's revised offer outright, which was sent to the union yesterday evening (Wednesday). The union say ... Read More
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UNISON announces strike dates which will see mass school closures across Scotland

More than three quarters of Scotland’s schools face closure later this month in a dispute over pay, as UNISON announces strike dates. The action will affect primary and secondary schools ... Read More
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UNISON lambasts further education minister for failing to step in and avert college strike action

UNISON Scotland has today (Wednesday) written to the Minister for Higher and Further Education to express disappointment at the lack of government intervention in resolving the college pay dispute. The ... Read More
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UNISON Scotland’s response to the First Minister’s Programme for Government

Speaking today (Tuesday) in response to the First Minister's Programme for Government, UNISON’s Scottish secretary, Lilian Macer said: "Public service workers will feel left behind in today’s programme for government. “Our public ... Read More
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Almost 2000 schools will close because of strikes, say UNISON

UNISON has today (Monday) written to COSLA to say it is preparing to close almost 2000 schools (1868 schools) across Scotland when over 21,000 members go on strike later this ... Read More