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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Local government unions call for a ‘fair and decent’ pay increase as they submit joint pay claim

Local government trade unions have today (Tuesday) submitted a joint pay claim to COSLA calling for a ‘fair and decent’ ... Read More

Local govt workers should not be used as a political football between COSLA and the Scottish Government

UNISON head of local government Johanna Baxter, gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament Committee on local government funding, this week ... Read More

Public service workers want an ethical local government pension fund, says UNISON

In a UNISON survey of over 6000 local government pension fund members almost 9 in 10 (88%) are calling for ... Read More

e-brief Keeping the Promise: Actions for branches to take

This briefing for UNISON local government branches provides action points to help make sure that The Promise is kept within ... Read More

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

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Latest local government briefings

Funding and building the homes Scotland needs – Mar 2013

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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