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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Council workers union begins industrial ballot preparation saying staff won’t be “used as a political football”

Council workers union begins industrial ballot preparation saying staff won’t be “used as a political football” UNISON, the largest trade ... Read More

UNISON members willing to take industrial action on local government pay

UNISON, the largest trade union in local government representing 80,000 local government workers across Scotland, has voted overwhelmingly to reject ... Read More

Our champion of champions

Carol Sinclair, a community care worker for East Lothian Council is a runner up in UNISON’s Local Service Champions awards ... Read More

Congress backs council workers’ fight for a decent pay rise

STUC Congress stood four square behind council workers in their condemnation of CoSLA’s derisory pay offer, as they overwhelmingly backed ... Read More

Congress backs UNISON’s call to act against femicide in Turkey

UNISON Scotland took its condemnation of the Turkish government’s treatment of women trade unionists, women activists and opposition political parties ... Read More

STUC backs Scotland’s right to self determination but workers’ rights and equality must be at centre of debate

Congress reaffirmed its backing for the right of self-determination for the people in Scotland, and that the power should rest ... Read More

Scotland must deliver a care sector that cares

The Covid pandemic has highlighted the fundamental value of social care and the workers who provide it and Congress welcomed ... Read More

Bombshell report lays bare the impact of the pandemic on local government workers

Scotland’s local government workers have revealed the enormous toll on their health as they’ve worked to keep services running, according ... Read More

Local Government Trade Unions reject COSLA pay offer

The Joint Trade Unions representing the bulk of local government workers in Scotland have today written to COSLA to reject ... Read More

One Year of Covid – Scottish Local Government Member Survey

One Year of Covid – Local Government Member Survey We know that the past year has been difficult for all ... Read More

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Latest local government briefings

UNISON Week 295 – Inward investment, internal market & More

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UNISON Week 295 - Inward investment, internal market & more. Read full newsletter here ...

UNISON Week 293 – No Going Back to Normal and more

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UNISON Week 293 - No going back to normal campaign, proposed Right to Food bill and more ... read full ...

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 ...

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Latest responses and submissions

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, ...

Early Learning and Childcare Service Model for 2020

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The provision of a free at the point of use public childcare service has been a demand of the trade ...

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