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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Response to the Just Transition Commission Interim Report June 2020

The Just Transition Commission published its Interim Report earlier this year. UNISON’s response to the Report stresses the need for urgent intervention, direction and control by national and local government ... Read More
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Coronavirus Education Staff: Evidence re scrutiny of reopening of schools and ELC settings and associated issues

UNISON’s survey of education staff shows the vast majority are anxious about plans for more children to return to schools and nurseries. Before they return we need clear guidance about ... Read More
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Response to the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery call for views.

The Scottish Government's advisory group on economic recovery have asked for views on what steps will be necessary to help the country recover from the economic damage done by the ... Read More
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Response: vulnerable children during the coronovirus pandemic May 2020

The pandemic is not a leveller. It has dramatically exposed pre-existing levels of social and economic inequality. The challenges are not new, but heightened versions of existing ones, exacerbated by ... Read More
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Response: Scottish Government Draft Offshore Wind Policy Statement – April 2020

UNISON believes much greater government intervention is needed in offshore wind deployment, if we are to achieve the scale of developments needed, and with the urgency that is required, to ... Read More
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Response: Improving energy efficiency in owner occupied homes – April 2020

UNISON Scotland supports mandatory standards for improving energy efficiency, backed by a regulatory system. But the emphasis should be on encouraging and supporting householders rather than punitive action.  We need ... Read More
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UNISON Submission to Policing Sub Cttee capital resourcing inquiry (Post Budget)

After police stations began to literally fall apart last year, Holyrood's Justice Committee began an inquiry into capital spending in Police Scotland. This was part of their pre budget scrutiny ... Read More
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Response: Planning Performance and Fees February 2020

UNISON has been raising concerns about problems in planning departments for some time. We published papers based on surveys of members about the issues as long ago as 2013. Many ... Read More
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Evidence: School Counsellors

UNISON welcomes the recognition that children and young people require support for their mental wellbeing. We are concerned that the government is too focused on being seen to do something ... Read More
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Prohibiting Smoking Outside Hospital Buildings

UNISON generally welcomes the principle of introducing new measures to end the practice of smoking on hospital grounds. We agree that the current smoke free policies have had some impact ... Read More

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