Responses and Submissions

B&C-logoResponses and submissions to consultations from the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Government and other bodies, by the UNISON Scotland Bargaining and Campaigns Team


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Evidence: Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill January 2021

UNISON welcomes the aims of this Bill and the recognition of the challenges that many disabled young people face as they transition into adult life. In particular, we support the ... Read More
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Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill

UNISON fully supports this bill to regulate rents in the private rented sector (PRS). We represent some of the lowest paid workers in Scotland and our members are amongst the ... Read More
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Statement of STUC General Council on Levels and Lockdown

"STUC broadly welcome five-tiered system of restrictions, but remain gravely concerned at the economic impacts of the pandemic." "Last week, the STUC broadly welcomed the approach set out by the ... Read More
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UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Bill consultation

UNISON Scotland thinks incorporation of the UNCRC into law is insufficient. For children to exercise their rights in practice requires investment in essential public services.  These have been starved of ... Read More
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NHS Pensions: Response UK Treasury Re McCloud Judgement

The Treasury is consulting on proposals to remedy the issues raised by the McCloud judgement.  UNISON submitted a UK response and this additional response has detail for Scottish members.  Across ... Read More
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Proposed Right to Food (Scotland) Bill Sept 2020

UNISON strongly supports this proposed legislation which would  incorporate the right to food into Scots law. As we said in our submission to the Scottish Government’s 2019 Good Food Nation ... Read More
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Future of Social Care – Response to Health and Sport Committee call for views

By drawing on the frontline experience of UNISON members this submission seeks to reveal how various systemic problems undermine care quality and service user needs. To that extent UNISON believes ... Read More
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Local Government & Communities Committee call for views on impact of Covid-19 on Council’s financial stability

Scotland's councils have had years of cuts and under funding. Now  the demands of tackling Covid-19 have thrown our Local Authorities  into an unprecedented crisis. Across Councils and their associated ... Read More
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Inquiry into a Green Recovery

Planning, direction and delivery by the public sector are essential for a green economic recovery. However councils and other public service organisations need the powers and the resources to enable ... Read More
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COvid-19 Committee – Inquiry into Social Care Support Fund Staff Regulations

The Scottish Parliament's Covid-19 Committee is examining the Social Care Staff Support Fund. This was set up because so many staff in care Homes had no access to decent sick ... Read More

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