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

e-briefing Relaxing borrowing rules for councils

Relaxing borrowing rules
The new draft Local Authority (Capital Finance and Accounting) (Scotland) Regulations 2016 cover changes to the statutory arrangements for local ...

Briefing 70: Ethical Care Charter

Briefing 70: Ethical Care Charter
KEY POINTS: The Ethical Care Charter was developed to provide a better quality and dignified care service This should be ...

Disconnected: ICT staff survey Nov 2015

Disconnected
UNISON survey of staff working in Information and Communications Technology Key Issues Communications technology offers opportunities to transform the delivery of ...

Combating Austerity: Signposting the ways Scotland could limit some of the damage

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The Conservative Government’s austerity programme will result in around a further £2 billion of cuts to Scotland’s public services. There is ...

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