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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COSLA leaders ‘duck responsibility’ over council pay

In response to COSLA meeting with the Scottish government today (Friday), to discuss local government pay increase, Johanna Baxter, UNISON ... Read More

UNISON call for urgent COSLA meeting to discuss pay

UNISON, with Unite and the GMB, has written to COSLA to warn that between the three trade unions "we have ... Read More

Local government workers vote for strikes across Scotland

Thousands of council workers across Scotland have voted to take industrial action which will disrupt schools, early years centres, nurseries ... Read More

Final push to beat Anti-Trade Union Act for Local Government Workers

Local Government Ballot has now closed. Thank you for voting Christina McAnea, general secretary of UNISON Scotland, was in Scotland ... Read More

We must receive your local government ballot paper in:

Local government ballot has now closed Things you can do to help: Check for that blue envelop in the junk ... Read More

Local Government and the National Care Service

The National Care Service Bill was introduced to Parliament on 21 June. This briefing looks at what the proposals mean ... Read More

‘Take profit out of care – not carers out of councils’ and defend local democracy, says UNISON

Tracey Dalling, head of UNISON Scotland, the largest union in Scottish local government has called on councillors to defend local ... Read More

Social Work and the National Care Service

This briefing looks at what the National Care Service Bill means for UNISON’s social work members. The government is clear ... Read More

National Care Service Bill

The National Care Service Bill was published on 21 June. This briefing focuses on the implications and consequences of the ... Read More

SSSC A Register for the Future: Consultation Outcome

Early in 2022 the SSSC consulted on some proposed changes to registration and qualifications. The proposals affect UNISON members who ... Read More

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Latest local government briefings

Local Government and the National Care Service

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The National Care Service Bill was introduced to Parliament on 21 June. This briefing looks at what the proposals mean ...

Social Work and the National Care Service

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This briefing looks at what the National Care Service Bill means for UNISON’s social work members. The government is clear ...

National Care Service Bill

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The National Care Service Bill was published on 21 June. This briefing focuses on the implications and consequences of the ...

SSSC A Register for the Future: Consultation Outcome

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Early in 2022 the SSSC consulted on some proposed changes to registration and qualifications. The proposals affect UNISON members who ...

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Latest responses and submissions

A New Deal for Tenants

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This is UNISON's response to the proposed reform of the private rented sector. High private rents and house prices are ...

SSSC: A Register for the Future

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This is UNISON's response to the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) consultation on proposed changes to registration and qualifications. While ...

National Public Energy Agency

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UNISON supports the creation of a new public agency to direct the roll-out of heating decarbonisation and energy efficiency. Strategic ...

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 ...

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