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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 5 – Minimum Employment Standards

The fifth edition of UNISON Scotland’s Care Futures outlines UNISON's view of the minimum employment standards that care workers should ... Read More

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

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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 ...

Briefing 55: Bargaining – Health and social care integration regulations – Set 2

Briefing 55: Bargaining - Health and social care integration regulations - Set 2
KEY POINTS: These regulations (set 2) implement the Scottish Government’s plans for health and social care integration They prescribe which ...

The cuts don’t work

The cuts don't work
The impact of ‘austerity’ cuts on Scotland’s public services Lilian Macer, UNISON’s Scottish Convener : “It’s impossible to take this ...

Briefing 53: Bargaining – Health and social care integration regulations – Set 1

Briefing 53: Bargaining - Health and social care integration regulations - Set 1
KEY POINTS: These regulations implement the Scottish Government’s plans for health and social care integration They prescribe what information must ...

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