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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Council workers union begins industrial ballot preparation saying staff won’t be “used as a political football”

Council workers union begins industrial ballot preparation saying staff won’t be “used as a political football” UNISON, the largest trade ... Read More

UNISON members willing to take industrial action on local government pay

UNISON, the largest trade union in local government representing 80,000 local government workers across Scotland, has voted overwhelmingly to reject ... Read More

Our champion of champions

Carol Sinclair, a community care worker for East Lothian Council is a runner up in UNISON’s Local Service Champions awards ... Read More

Congress backs council workers’ fight for a decent pay rise

STUC Congress stood four square behind council workers in their condemnation of CoSLA’s derisory pay offer, as they overwhelmingly backed ... Read More

Congress backs UNISON’s call to act against femicide in Turkey

UNISON Scotland took its condemnation of the Turkish government’s treatment of women trade unionists, women activists and opposition political parties ... Read More

STUC backs Scotland’s right to self determination but workers’ rights and equality must be at centre of debate

Congress reaffirmed its backing for the right of self-determination for the people in Scotland, and that the power should rest ... Read More

Scotland must deliver a care sector that cares

The Covid pandemic has highlighted the fundamental value of social care and the workers who provide it and Congress welcomed ... Read More

Bombshell report lays bare the impact of the pandemic on local government workers

Scotland’s local government workers have revealed the enormous toll on their health as they’ve worked to keep services running, according ... Read More

Local Government Trade Unions reject COSLA pay offer

The Joint Trade Unions representing the bulk of local government workers in Scotland have today written to COSLA to reject ... Read More

One Year of Covid – Scottish Local Government Member Survey

One Year of Covid – Local Government Member Survey We know that the past year has been difficult for all ... Read More

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Latest local government briefings

The Impact of Austerity on Scotland: damage done and routes to recovery

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UNISON Scotland has commissioned this report from leading economist Professor John Maclaren in order to offer analysis of the impact ...

Briefing No 75 – Procurement: New statutory guidance – April 2016

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Briefing No 75 - Procurement: New statutory guidance - April 2016 Key Points: The Scottish Government has published a 'suite' ...

MSP e-briefing – Scottish Budget – Feb 2016

MSPe-briefing - Scottish Budget - Feb 2016 Budget Bill – an opportunity to combat austerity Feb 2016 Introduction This briefing ...

MSP e-briefing: Local Government Budget – Feb 2016

MSP e-briefing: Local Government Budget - Feb 2016 Cuts to Local Government are Unsustainable Public expenditure in Scotland faces year-on-year ...

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Latest responses and submissions

Consultation on the Children and Young People Bill

Consultation on the Children and Young People Bill
UNISON Scotland has supported the principles of Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) since its inception and we believe ...

Looked after children response

Looked after children response
UNISON is Scotland’s largest trade union representing approximately 160,000 members working in the public sector.   UNISON Scotland represents over 30,000 ...

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