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Delivering vital public services through the Christmas period – A message from Mike Kirby

At this time of year, when people take time off for holidays and family time and festivities, thousands of UNISON members will be working and on call – caring for ... Read More
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UNISON condemns ‘Swinney Tax’ on NHS workers

UNISON Scotland condemned the “Swinney Tax” on NHS workers today, as the Scottish Government published consultation proposals to increase employee pensions contributions for the second year - with a further ... Read More
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UNISON NHS staff welcome a small bit of Xmas cheer

UNISON Scotland welcomed today the decision of the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing to pay the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) registration fee of £59 for all relevant staff ... Read More
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UNISON calls for immediate withdrawal of redundancy notices at Queen Margaret University

UNISON Scotland has called for the Education Secretary to intervene over incompetent redundancy notices issued by bosses at Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University. The higher education union wants the redundancy notices ... Read More
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Job cuts threaten services and make workers sick in Western Isles

UNISON’s Western Isles local government branch has issued a counter-warning over jobs and service cuts following an Audit Scotland alert that staff sickness rates were becoming an area of ‘concern’ ... Read More
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North Lanarkshire council must use £73m cuts decision delay to talk with unions

UNISON’s North Lanarkshire branch today welcomed a delay until the new year on a decision on £73m of cuts that would “destroy the social fabric” of the area, but said ... Read More
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Scottish police staff are ‘brunt of perverse game of control’- UNISON

Police staff union UNISON has criticised ‘insulting’ comments made by Vic Emery, the chair of the Scottish Police Authority today (Tuesday 27 November) in his dispute with Chief Constable, Stephen ... Read More
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Scottish government must now create balanced police service – UNISON

UNISON Scotland today called on the Scottish government to look again at police staffing, as a new report by the Accounts Commission reveals that frontline police officers are backfilling the ... Read More
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Treasury confirms VAT bill for single fire and police services

UNISON Scotland has received confirmation from the Treasury that if the single fire and police services are established as proposed by the Scottish Government they will lose the current VAT ... Read More