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-brief Keeping the Promise: Actions for branches to take

This briefing for UNISON local government branches provides action points to help make sure that The Promise is kept within ... Read More

Social work staff call on Scottish Government to ‘keep the promise’ to children, says UNISON

Social work staff are struggling to deliver the services that children and families need due to understaffing, underfunding and a ... Read More

UNISON Week 324 – Greening public services, local govt pay ballot – care workers petition & more

UNISON Week 324 - Greening public services, local govt pay ballot - care workers petition & more. Read full newsletter ... Read More

Care Futures 7 – The Staff Shortages Survey

The seventh edition of UNISON Scotland’s Care Futures looks at the results of the recent UNISON Scotland survey of care ... Read More

Your pay, your say – Vote to ACCEPT now

UNISON Scotland local govt consultative ballot is now open. You will receive an email with a link and instructions so ... Read More

Local government pay ballot: Frequently Asked Questions

UNISON is asking for your views on the pay offer that has been put forward by COSLA. UNISON’s Scottish Local ... Read More

Johanna Baxter explains why UNISON has suspended local government strikes

Johanna Baxter, UNISON Scotland head of local government, explains to BBC Radio Scotland why UNISON has suspended strikes and consulting ... Read More

UNISON strike threat gains £48m for hard pressed local government staff

Strike threats from UNISON have won an improved £48m pay offer from COSLA. The union have suspended strikes across Scotland ... Read More

UNISON Week 322 – Local Government Strike, The Budget & more

UNISON Week 322 - Local Government Strike, The Budget & more. Full newsletter here ... Read More

Council workers across Scotland set to strike over pay

Local government unions have today issued notices of industrial action to local authorities across Scotland in a dispute over pay ... Read More

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Latest local government briefings

e-brief Keeping the Promise: Actions for branches to take

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This briefing for UNISON local government branches provides action points to help make sure that The Promise is kept within ...

Social work staff call on Scottish Government to ‘keep the promise’ to children, says UNISON

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Social work staff are struggling to deliver the services that children and families need due to understaffing, underfunding and a ...

UNISON Week 324 – Greening public services, local govt pay ballot – care workers petition & more

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UNISON Week 324 - Greening public services, local govt pay ballot - care workers petition & more. Read full newsletter ...

UNISON Week 322 – Local Government Strike, The Budget & more

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UNISON Week 322 - Local Government Strike, The Budget & more. Full newsletter here ...

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Latest responses and submissions

Implementing Part 3 of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019: Bus Services

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UNISON believes we deserve a world class bus system. But we will only get this by rejecting deregulation and privatisation ...

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 ...

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