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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‘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

UNISON to ballot 25,000 school staff and waste and recycling workers for strike over pay tomorrow, after Kate Forbes refuses offer of last-ditch talks

UNISON will start an industrial action ballot tomorrow (Friday 10 June) for 25,000 local government workers in schools, early years, ... Read More

Briefing 119 – Inflation and inequality

This briefing covers inflation, the differences between ways to measure it, and why it is vital we speak up on ... Read More

Strikes will shut schools and nurseries

UNISON, Scotland’s largest union, has today warned that strikes will see school closures and waste piling up on the streets ... Read More

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

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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

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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