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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COSLA leaders ‘duck responsibility’ over council pay

In response to COSLA meeting with the Scottish government today (Friday), to discuss local government pay increase, Johanna Baxter, UNISON ... Read More

UNISON call for urgent COSLA meeting to discuss pay

UNISON, with Unite and the GMB, has written to COSLA to warn that between the three trade unions "we have ... Read More

Local government workers vote for strikes across Scotland

Thousands of council workers across Scotland have voted to take industrial action which will disrupt schools, early years centres, nurseries ... Read More

Final push to beat Anti-Trade Union Act for Local Government Workers

Local Government Ballot has now closed. Thank you for voting Christina McAnea, general secretary of UNISON Scotland, was in Scotland ... Read More

We must receive your local government ballot paper in:

Local government ballot has now closed Things you can do to help: Check for that blue envelop in the junk ... Read More

Local Government and the National Care Service

The National Care Service Bill was introduced to Parliament on 21 June. This briefing looks at what the proposals mean ... Read More

‘Take profit out of care – not carers out of councils’ and defend local democracy, says UNISON

Tracey Dalling, head of UNISON Scotland, the largest union in Scottish local government has called on councillors to defend local ... Read More

Social Work and the National Care Service

This briefing looks at what the National Care Service Bill means for UNISON’s social work members. The government is clear ... Read More

National Care Service Bill

The National Care Service Bill was published on 21 June. This briefing focuses on the implications and consequences of the ... Read More

SSSC A Register for the Future: Consultation Outcome

Early in 2022 the SSSC consulted on some proposed changes to registration and qualifications. The proposals affect UNISON members who ... Read More

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e-briefing: Health and social care integration regulations

e-briefing: Health and social care integration regulations
The principles of health and care integration are set out in the Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act 2014. However, the ...

The price of everything and the value of wages

The price of everything and the value of wages
“I just get by. Normally I am really struggling by week three. If my bills and rent go up any ...

Open the door – the homes we need

The homes we need
Housing staff on the homes we have and the homes we need Scotland has a housing crisis. We have a ...

Voices from the sharp end – Health and social care integration

Voices from the sharp end
The Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act and associated regulations set out the Scottish Government’s plans for health and care integration ...

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