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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Social work staff call on Scottish Government to ‘keep the promise’ to children, says UNISON

Social work staff are struggling to deliver the services that children and families need due to understaffing, underfunding and a ... Read More

UNISON Week 324 – Greening public services, local govt pay ballot – care workers petition & more

UNISON Week 324 - Greening public services, local govt pay ballot - care workers petition & more. Read full newsletter ... Read More

Care Futures 7 – The Staff Shortages Survey

The seventh edition of UNISON Scotland’s Care Futures looks at the results of the recent UNISON Scotland survey of care ... Read More

Your pay, your say – Vote to ACCEPT now

UNISON Scotland local govt consultative ballot is now open. You will receive an email with a link and instructions so ... Read More

Local government pay ballot: Frequently Asked Questions

UNISON is asking for your views on the pay offer that has been put forward by COSLA. UNISON’s Scottish Local ... Read More

Johanna Baxter explains why UNISON has suspended local government strikes

Johanna Baxter, UNISON Scotland head of local government, explains to BBC Radio Scotland why UNISON has suspended strikes and consulting ... Read More

UNISON strike threat gains £48m for hard pressed local government staff

Strike threats from UNISON have won an improved £48m pay offer from COSLA. The union have suspended strikes across Scotland ... Read More

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

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

Council workers across Scotland set to strike over pay

Local government unions have today issued notices of industrial action to local authorities across Scotland in a dispute over pay ... Read More

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

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Latest local government briefings

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 ...

Funding and building the homes Scotland needs – Mar 2013

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Funding And Building The Homes Scotland Needs - Mar 2013 A proposal by the union UNISON to develop a new stream of finance ...

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