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

e-Briefing – Council Tax changes 2016

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The Scottish Government has published a Statutory Instrument to change the proportion of Council Tax collected at each band. This ...

Education Plan – more detail needed Kirby tells CoSLA

Mike Kirby
UNISON welcomes the opportunity to contribute to today’s proceedings. Whatever industrial relations differences we may have there will be issues ...

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 ...

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Latest responses and submissions

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 ...

Draft Regulations relating to Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act Set 1 response

Draft Regulations relating to Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act Set 1 response
As far as we can see there is nothing in these regulations that refer to the Chief Officer of the ...

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