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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Care Futures 4 – Effective Voice

The fourth edition of UNISON Scotland's Care Futures looks at what Effective Voice could mean for workers in social care ... Read More

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

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

Care Futures No3 – What would ‘Ethical Commissioning’ look like?

The Scottish Government are consulting on setting up a National Care Service this will oversee a comprehensive range of social ... Read More

UNISON Care Futures No2 – What would Fair Work look like in a national Care Service

This second edition of Care Futures looks at the question of how Fair Work principles could be put into practice ... Read More

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

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Latest local government briefings

Home care workers ask – we care, do you?

We Care Do You? Care workers survey
Scotland needs a quality home care service to meet the growing demand and also ensures that patients who shouldn’t be ...

Briefing 078 Policy – Education Delivery Plan – July 2016

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This briefing covers the Scottish Government's Education Delivery Plan. It sets out measures to reduce the attainment gap in Scottish ...

Briefing 076 Bargaining – Pay – May 2016

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KEY POINTS: Pay in Scotland has fallen 12% in real terms since 2011 If it has risen in line with ...

Growing pains, a survey of youth workers

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This survey is part of UNISON Scotland’s Damage series: a set of surveys looking at the impact of the ‘Age ...

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Latest responses and submissions

Future Model for Community Justice in Scotland response

Future Model for Community Justice in Scotland response
UNISON Scotland responded to the consultation on "Redesigning the Community Justice System" in April 2013 in which we supported Option ...

Draft Budget 2015-16 Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee response

Draft Budget 2015-16 Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee response
The call for evidence has two parts: ‘Increase exports’ – focusing on the ‘increase exports’ national indicator2 in the National ...

Health Inequalities in Scotland

Health Inequalities in Scotland
This paper on health inequalities in Scotland was developed as our submission to the Health Inequalities Review commissioned by Neil ...

Draft Regulations relating to Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act – Set 2 response

Draft Regulations relating to Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act – Set 2 response
There appears to be total disregard for the Staff Governance Standard within the document and there was an expectation that ...

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