Local Government

Local goverment serves the peopleLocal Government is UNISON Scotland’s biggest service group. Its remit covers a range of employees including those of all of Scotland’s councils, Direct Labour and Direct Service Organisations, Trusts, Joint Boards, voluntary and related organisations and private companies.

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e-briefing Implementing The Promise

This e-briefing explains The Promise 'Change Programme' and includes four action points for local government branches. The Independent Care Review ... Read More

Tackling mental health at work – new resources for branches

Two new reports from UNISON Scotland launched in The Herald on Sunday (1 August) are about supporting branches to tackle ... Read More

Care workers campaign to save council care homes in Edinburgh.

UNISON, the trade union for health and social care, has launched a campaign with care staff to save council run ... Read More

Scottish Government’s slap in the face to local government workers condemned by trade unions

The three trade unions representing local government workers across Scotland have written to the Scottish Government condemning their decision not ... Read More

UNISON Inverclyde fighting for better pay for Local Government Workers

UNISON Inverclyde is fighting for better pay for Local Government Workers not just here but across Scotland, We’re worth it! ... Read More

Schools could be forced to close after summer break if local government pay talks fail, says UNISON

UNISON, Scotland’s largest trade union, has written to the Finance Secretary and local government leaders to warn of looming industrial ... Read More

UNISON WEEK 316 – Women’s Health, Tribunal victory & more

UNISON WEEK 316 - Women's Health, Tribunal victory & more. Read full newsletter here ... Read More

Education staff aged 18-29yrs asked to register for vaccination by 4 June

All education staff aged 18-29 years are being asked to please register for your vaccination by 4th June to ensure ... Read More

Housing association members: pensions briefing

This pensions briefing explains the key differences between the Scottish Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and the Social Housing Pension ... Read More

UNISON Week 315 – Recovering ( economically..), Local Govt 1 year on from the pandemic & more

UNISON Week 315 - Recovering ( economically..), Local Govt 1 year on from the pandemic & more. Read our full ... Read More

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Latest local government briefings

e-briefing Implementing The Promise

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This e-briefing explains The Promise 'Change Programme' and includes four action points for local government branches. The Independent Care Review ...

FOI Briefing – Introducing FOI / Free Training / Scottish Public Information Forum

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It is simple and straightforward for anyone to use their information rights and make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request ...

Scottish Government Economic Recovery Plan – August 2020

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The Scottish Government has announced its plan for post-COVID economic recovery. This briefing provides UNISON’s response to this. The recovery ...

Covid Social Care Worker Death in Service Payment

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Following pressure from UNISON, the Scottish Government has agreed to make a one-off payment of £60,000 to a named survivor ...

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Latest responses and submissions

Scotland’s economic performance: The contribution of place based economic development zones

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UNISON opposes the idea of freeports. The UK Government has made clear that freeports will be private sector driven initiatives, ...

Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill

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UNISON fully supports this bill to regulate rents in the private rented sector (PRS). We represent some of the lowest ...

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Bill consultation

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UNISON Scotland thinks incorporation of the UNCRC into law is insufficient. For children to exercise their rights in practice requires ...

Response to the Just Transition Commission Interim Report June 2020

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The Just Transition Commission published its Interim Report earlier this year. UNISON’s response to the Report stresses the need for ...

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