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Women’s equality at work no better than when Scottish Parliament opened in 199

Women’s equality at work no better than when Scottish Parliament opened in 199

Date: Thu 25 April 2013 UNISON today provided damning evidence to MSPs that major obstacles remain to women achieving equality in the workplace and that low paid women deserve action ... Read More
Purpose first - powers later, UNISON tells Scottish Labour

Purpose first – powers later, UNISON tells Scottish Labour

Date: Fri 19 April 2013 UNISON Scotland, one of Labour’s largest affiliated unions, has told the party its first and main task must be to identify the purpose of greater ... Read More
Involve staff in health and social care integration or watch reform fail

Involve staff in health and social care integration or watch reform fail

Date: Wed 17 April 2013 UNISON today warned that changes to services for the most vulnerable people must do more to involve staff or watch reform fail. The public services ... Read More
Scottish Health Secretary to speak at UNISON health conference

Scottish Health Secretary to speak at UNISON health conference

Date: Thurs 11 April 2013 Alex Neil, Scottish Health Secretary, is a keynote speaker at UNISON Scotland's health conference in Glasgow tomorrow (Friday 12 April). Pay and pensions are key ... Read More
Workers must be central in public service reform, not treated as puppets or pawns

Workers must be central in public service reform, not treated as puppets or pawns

Date: Wed 27 March 2013 UNISON will today (Wed) tell a committee of MSPs that redesigns of public services must not treat workers as pawns to be moved around recklessly, ... Read More
Magnificent effort by public service workers in snow-hit Argyll and Bute, Arran and Dumfries & Galloway

Magnificent effort by public service workers in snow-hit Argyll and Bute, Arran and Dumfries & Galloway

Date: Tue 26 March 2013 UNISON today praised the work of public service staff clearing roads, working to restore power and supporting snowed-in communities hit by Friday’s storm. As engineers ... Read More
UNISON warns Lib Dems - Don't take health and safety back to dark ages

UNISON warns Lib Dems – Don’t take health and safety back to dark ages

Date: Fri 25 March 2013 The Coalition Government should abandon measures that would drive a coach and horses through health and safety legislation. That was the message today when UNISON ... Read More
Innovative pensions fund plan for new social housing in Scotland

Innovative pensions fund plan for new social housing in Scotland

Date: Mon 25 March 2013 UNISON today launched a proposal to use Scottish council pension funds to invest in much needed affordable social housing. Preliminary discussions with housing associations have ... Read More
Support public water services as a human right for all on World Water Day

Support public water services as a human right for all on World Water Day

Date: Fri 22 March 2013 UNISON today marked World Water Day with a call for water to be a human right and not for sale. The public services union used ... Read More
Proposed college merger cuts are ‘thin end of the wedge’ – UNISON Scotland

Proposed college merger cuts are ‘thin end of the wedge’ – UNISON Scotland

Date: Fri 22 March 2013 Scotland’s further education support staff union UNISON and college lecturers’ union EIS today jointly condemned a move to cut 86 jobs in a new merged ... Read More