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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Briefing 126 – Local Government Overview Report 2023

This briefing is on the May 2023 Audit Scotland Local Government Overview report for the Accounts Commission. The report looks ... Read More

Briefing 125 – Occupational Therapists and a National Social Work Agency

This briefing is about the intended remit of the proposed National Social Work Agency. This remit includes workforce matters and ... Read More

Briefing 124 – A National Social Work Agency

The Scottish Government proposes to create a National Social Work Agency. It would sit within government as part of a ... Read More

First Minister must act to avert council strikes, says UNISON

UNISON, together with other unions, has today (Tuesday) called on the Scottish government to provide additional funding to improve the ... Read More

Local government workers in largest union vote to reject pay offer and take action

UNISON, Scotland’s largest local government union, has overwhelmingly rejected COSLA’s pay offer and voted to take action to secure an ... Read More

Local government workers advised to reject new pay offer, say UNISON

Local government workers are being advised to reject a new pay offer in a consultative ballot which will be launched ... Read More

Local Government Finance Settlement 2023/24 / Statistics for 2021/22

This E briefing provides updates, including on the Local Government Settlement, from a number of recent reports with information and ... Read More

Briefing – National Care Service Stage 1 Committee conclusions.

Holyrood Committees have been looking at the National Care Service (Scotland) Bill ahead  of the Stage 1 vote on the ... Read More

Scottish government £100m funding boost for councils ‘won’t touch the sides’, says UNISON

Commenting on the Scottish government’s announcement today (Tuesday) of a £100 million cash injection to help settle local government pay ... Read More

Briefing 121 – National Care Service Bill: Verdict of Social Work Staff

This briefing looks at the results of UNISON's survey of social work members in which we asked for their views ... Read More

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Dumped on – working in Scotland’s waste management services

Dumped on - waste management staff speak out
Waste management is one of the least considered but most essential of public services. Most of us take for granted ...

Under pressure – Scotland’s occupational therapists speak out

OTs speak out
UNISON Scotland has surveyed our members working in occupational therapy across Scotland to assess their view of the current state, ...

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 ...

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