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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UNISON Scotland’s Care Futures issue 1. Who will work for a National Care Service?

The National Care Service proposals being consulted on by the Scottish Government could impact on a wide range of sectors ... Read More

UNISON Scotland Week 320 – Net zero debate, Dundee Uni pensions strike & more

UNISON Scotland Week 320 - Net zero debate, Dundee Uni pensions strike & more. Read full newsletter here ... Read More

Scottish Government – Programme for Government 2021-22

The Programme for Government for 2021-22 has been announced. This sets out the Scottish Government's legislative programme and other administrative ... Read More

Local government workers give verdict on latest pay offer

This film by Stella Rooney, gives voice to UNISON members working in local government. They give their verdict on the ... Read More

Social Housing at the Heart of Recovery – Our Housing Manifesto

During the pandemic we discovered that it is - in fact - possible for politicians to take radical action very ... Read More

UNISON Week 318 – UNISON ballots council workers on strike action, National Care Service Consultation and more.

UNISON Week 318 - UNISON ballots council workers on strike action, National Care Service Consultation and more. Read full  newsletter ... Read More

Christina McAnea to Launch Local Government Strike Ballot

Join Christina McAnea, UNISON General Secretary, to launch UNISON Scotland's Local Government targeted ballot for strike action on Wednesday, 1st ... Read More

‘Council staff are worth more’ says UNISON as it prepares to ballot members on strike action

UNISON, Scotland’s largest local government union, has informed employers this week that it is to conduct a formal ballot of ... Read More

e-brief: National Care Service Consultation

The Scottish Government has published its proposals for a National Care Service. The three-month consultation period ends on 18 October ... Read More

Universal free school meals. STUC day of action. Monday, 16 August 2021

The STUC Women’s Committee day of action for Universal Free School Meals (UFSM) for all will take place this Monday, ... Read More

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Latest local government briefings

UNISON Scotland Week 320 – Net zero debate, Dundee Uni pensions strike & more

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UNISON Scotland Week 320 - Net zero debate, Dundee Uni pensions strike & more. Read full newsletter here ...

Scottish Government – Programme for Government 2021-22

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The Programme for Government for 2021-22 has been announced. This sets out the Scottish Government's legislative programme and other administrative ...

UNISON Week 318 – UNISON ballots council workers on strike action, National Care Service Consultation and more.

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UNISON Week 318 - UNISON ballots council workers on strike action, National Care Service Consultation and more. Read full  newsletter ...

e-brief: National Care Service Consultation

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The Scottish Government has published its proposals for a National Care Service. The three-month consultation period ends on 18 October ...

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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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