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 140 – National Social Work Agency Update

This briefing sets out the current proposals for a National Social Work Agency. These plans are still under discussion and ... Read More

Briefing 139 – National Care Service: Revised Government Plans

The Scottish Government has radically revised its plans for a National Care Service.   This follows negotiations with COSLA and the ... Read More

Briefing 138: Local Government 24-25 Finance: Council Funding Allocations

This briefing looks at local government finances, focusing on the provisional funding allocations to Scottish councils for 2024/25 and the ... Read More

Additional Support for Learning (ASL)

This is our response to the Education, Children and Young People Committee’s call for views on Additional Support for Learning ... Read More

e brief – New report says council funding “completely unsustainable”

The Local Government Information Unit report warns of a risk that some Scottish councils could effectively go bankrupt.   It ... Read More

Bargaining Briefing 135 – Regrading Hints & Tips for Social Work Paraprofessionals

This briefing produce by UNISON's Social Work Issues Group provides Social Work Assistants, Family Support Workers and other paraprofessional staff ... Read More

School support staff experience the most abuse from pupils, says UNISON

New Scottish government research shows that the biggest impact of pupil’s behavioural challenges falls on schools' support staff, who are ... Read More

‘Now keep your promises’ UNISON tells COSLA & Scottish Gov as council staff accept pay deal

The long running pay dispute which closed schools across Scotland has been brought to an end as UNISON members vote ... Read More

Briefing 134 Why UNISON opposes a council tax freeze

Since First Minister Humza Yousaf announced a council tax freeze at the SNP Conference in October, it is beyond disappointing ... Read More

Towards a REAL National Care Service – Summary Report

This is the Summary of a report commissioned by UNISON Scotland from APSE, the Association for Public Service Excellence and ... Read More

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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

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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