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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Care Futures 5 – Minimum Employment Standards

The fifth edition of UNISON Scotland’s Care Futures outlines UNISON's view of the minimum employment standards that care workers should ... Read More

Care Futures 4 – Effective Voice

The fourth edition of UNISON Scotland's Care Futures looks at what Effective Voice could mean for workers in social care ... Read More

Implementing Part 3 of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019: Bus Services

UNISON believes we deserve a world class bus system. But we will only get this by rejecting deregulation and privatisation ... Read More

Care Futures No3 – What would ‘Ethical Commissioning’ look like?

The Scottish Government are consulting on setting up a National Care Service this will oversee a comprehensive range of social ... Read More

UNISON Care Futures No2 – What would Fair Work look like in a national Care Service

This second edition of Care Futures looks at the question of how Fair Work principles could be put into practice ... Read More

UNISON Scotland’s Care Futures issue 1. Who will work for a National Care Service?

The National Care Service proposals being consulted on by the Scottish Government could impact on a wide range of sectors ... Read More

UNISON Scotland Week 320 – Net zero debate, Dundee Uni pensions strike & more

UNISON Scotland Week 320 - Net zero debate, Dundee Uni pensions strike & more. Read full newsletter here ... Read More

Scottish Government – Programme for Government 2021-22

The Programme for Government for 2021-22 has been announced. This sets out the Scottish Government's legislative programme and other administrative ... Read More

Local government workers give verdict on latest pay offer

This film by Stella Rooney, gives voice to UNISON members working in local government. They give their verdict on the ... Read More

Social Housing at the Heart of Recovery – Our Housing Manifesto

During the pandemic we discovered that it is - in fact - possible for politicians to take radical action very ... Read More

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Latest local government briefings

Scottish Government Economic Recovery Plan – August 2020

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The Scottish Government has announced its plan for post-COVID economic recovery. This briefing provides UNISON’s response to this. The recovery ...

Covid Social Care Worker Death in Service Payment

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Following pressure from UNISON, the Scottish Government has agreed to make a one-off payment of £60,000 to a named survivor ...

Report of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery June 2020

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This briefing looks at the recommendations of the independent Advisory Group on Post-Covid 19 Economic Recovery. The Group presented its ...

Briefing 113 Draft Budget 2020-21

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The Scottish Government draft budget for 2020/21 has been published. The spending total amounts to a real terms increase of ...

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Latest responses and submissions

Additional Support Needs

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This is the latest evidence from UNISON regarding the  Scottish parliament Education Committee's  follow up on its enquiry into support ...

CCTV in Additional Support Needs Schools

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There is no doubt that the needs of children and young people with additional support needs (ASN) are not being ...

Building Standards Compliance and Fire Safety

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UNISON generally welcomes proposals to protect the public through strengthening building standards compliance and fire safety. The success of these ...

UNISON’s Response – European Charter on Local Self Government

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All of us rely on the services delivered by local government. From childcare to elderly care, to supporting vulnerable people, ...

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