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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Voting in the council elections is a ‘use it or lose it’ choice , says UNISON Scottish Secretary

Tracy Dalling UNISON Scottish secretary is urging Scots to get out and vote for their local council services: “People need ... Read More

Recognise, respect and reward council workers

#STUC22 Congress condemned COSLA’s derisory pay offer to council staff which does not address the issue of low pay despite ... Read More

Community wealth building – not tax dodging freeports

#STUC 22 Congress affirmed that council services are vital to our society and should be at the heart of economic ... Read More

Action on equal pay essential for women’s lives

#STUC22 Glasgow’s equal pay campaign was spotlighted at STUC Congress in a motion from Glasgow Trades Union Council that congratulated ... Read More

Local government workers on path to industrial action, say UNISON

UNISON members working in local government have indicated their willingness to take some form of industrial action, up to and ... Read More

A New Deal for Tenants

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

Glasgow suspend equal pay strikes

UNISON will suspend all equal pay strikes today, after a deal has been struck with Glasgow City Council to settle ... Read More

Recognise, Respect, Reward candidate pledge launch for local elections

UNISON welcome COLSA’s response to the Scottish Government Spending Review Framework Consultation, particularly the call for greater investment and recognition ... Read More

Local government workers to be consulted on industrial action, says UNISON

UNISON, Scotland’s largest union, will consult local government members on taking industrial action over pay. The decision was made today ... Read More

UNISON suspend equal pay strike on 29 and 30 March

UNISON has called off two days of strikes 29 and 30 March and a large rally in Glasgow on Tuesday ... Read More

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Latest local government briefings

UNISON Week 328 – Local Govt pay claim, Ovo threats, HE Ballot & more

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UNISON Week 328 - Local Govt pay claim, Ovo threats, HE Ballot & more. Read full newsletter here ...

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 ...

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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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