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UNISON calls for new devolved powers to create a Fairer Scotland

UNISON calls for new devolved powers to create a Fairer Scotland

Date: Thu 28 February 2013 UNISON today launched a set of policy proposals calling for fresh powers, including pensions and income tax, to be devolved to Scotland. The union’s ‘Fairer ... Read More
Major cuts in food safety and environmental health are putting the public at risk

Major cuts in food safety and environmental health are putting the public at risk

Date: Tue 26 February 2013 UNISON Scotland warned today that new figures and staff surveys show cuts to local council environmental health departments and to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) ... Read More
UNISON wins Living Wage for low paid staff at Central Scotland Police

UNISON wins Living Wage for low paid staff at Central Scotland Police

Date: Wed 20 February 2013 UNISON today welcomed news that Central Scotland Police has become the first police force in the UK to be an accredited Living Wage employer. The ... Read More
UNISON General Secretary in Stornoway visit to support case against cuts

UNISON General Secretary in Stornoway visit to support case against cuts

Date: Wed 20 February 2013 Dave Prentis, General Secretary of the UK’s largest public sector union, UNISON, will tomorrow (21 February, 2013), join members in Stornoway to add his voice ... Read More
UNISON urges support for library services – National Libraries Day 9 February

UNISON urges support for library services – National Libraries Day 9 February

Date: Fri 8 February 2013 UNISON today hit out at cuts to library services and urged councillors to defend libraries at the heart of local communities. Tomorrow (Saturday 9 February) ... Read More
Scottish Budget – council services hit hardest – UNISON calls for funding review

Scottish Budget – council services hit hardest – UNISON calls for funding review

Date: Wed 6 February 2013 Public services union UNISON today warned that vital council services are being hit hardest by budget cuts and called for a review of local government ... Read More
Save our colleges, UNISON FE members tell MSPs

Save our colleges, UNISON FE members tell MSPs

Date: Tue 5 February 2013 Scotland’s college support staff union UNISON will today (Tuesday 5 February) give evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee on the Post-16 Education ... Read More
UNISON: Government must act on Scots police staff jobs and end confusion

UNISON: Government must act on Scots police staff jobs and end confusion

Date: Fri 1 February 2013 UNISON’s new all-Scotland police branch today urged the government and employers to avert disastrous police staff job cuts and to end “the chaos and uncertainty” ... Read More
UNISON demands NHS chiefs stump up millions in unpaid wages

UNISON demands NHS chiefs stump up millions in unpaid wages

Date: Fri 1 February 2013 NHS union UNISON is demanding that NHS bosses in Greater Glasgow and Clyde pay thousands of NHS workers wages which have not been paid to ... Read More
Union warns on public safety concerns raised in Audit Scotland report

Union warns on public safety concerns raised in Audit Scotland report

Date: Thu 31 January 2013 UNISON today (Thursday) warned that damaging cuts to trading standards and food safety services in environmental health are putting the public at risk when safety ... Read More