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

UNISON Week 322 – Local Government Strike, The Budget & more

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UNISON Week 322 - Local Government Strike, The Budget & more. Full newsletter here ...

Care Futures 5 – Minimum Employment Standards

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

Care Futures 4 – Effective Voice

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

UNISON Scotland Week 320 – Net zero debate, Dundee Uni pensions strike & more

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UNISON Scotland Week 320 - Net zero debate, Dundee Uni pensions strike & more. Read full newsletter here ...

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Latest responses and submissions

Scotland’s economic performance: The contribution of place based economic development zones

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UNISON opposes the idea of freeports. The UK Government has made clear that freeports will be private sector driven initiatives, ...

Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill

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UNISON fully supports this bill to regulate rents in the private rented sector (PRS). We represent some of the lowest ...

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Bill consultation

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UNISON Scotland thinks incorporation of the UNCRC into law is insufficient. For children to exercise their rights in practice requires ...

Response to the Just Transition Commission Interim Report June 2020

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The Just Transition Commission published its Interim Report earlier this year. UNISON’s response to the Report stresses the need for ...

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