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 workers campaign to save council care homes in Edinburgh.

UNISON, the trade union for health and social care, has launched a campaign with care staff to save council run ... Read More

Scottish Government’s slap in the face to local government workers condemned by trade unions

The three trade unions representing local government workers across Scotland have written to the Scottish Government condemning their decision not ... Read More

UNISON Inverclyde fighting for better pay for Local Government Workers

UNISON Inverclyde is fighting for better pay for Local Government Workers not just here but across Scotland, We’re worth it! ... Read More

Schools could be forced to close after summer break if local government pay talks fail, says UNISON

UNISON, Scotland’s largest trade union, has written to the Finance Secretary and local government leaders to warn of looming industrial ... Read More

UNISON WEEK 316 – Women’s Health, Tribunal victory & more

UNISON WEEK 316 - Women's Health, Tribunal victory & more. Read full newsletter here ... Read More

Education staff aged 18-29yrs asked to register for vaccination by 4 June

All education staff aged 18-29 years are being asked to please register for your vaccination by 4th June to ensure ... Read More

Housing association members: pensions briefing

This pensions briefing explains the key differences between the Scottish Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and the Social Housing Pension ... Read More

UNISON Week 315 – Recovering ( economically..), Local Govt 1 year on from the pandemic & more

UNISON Week 315 - Recovering ( economically..), Local Govt 1 year on from the pandemic & more. Read our full ... Read More

UNISON Week 314 – Scottish Govt Priorities, NHS pay and more

UNISON Week 314 - Scottish Govt Priorities, NHS pay and more. Read full newsletter here ... Read More

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

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Latest local government briefings

UNISON WEEK 261 – SOS: Stressed out Staff in Scotland’s colleges and more …

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Our weekly newsletter covering our new UNISON Scotland report - SOS: Stressed out Staff in Scotland's colleges & more … ...

UNISON Week 260 – An emergency but no accident, Equal Pay update, HE Consultation & more

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Our weekly newsletter covering our latest Damage Report 'An emergency but no accident', Equal Pay update,  HE Consultation & more ...

Cuts to Local Government Budgets

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The Improvement service have published the Local Government Framework Benchmarking Report for 2017/18 .   This annual benchmark report is a useful source ...

Policy Briefing 105 Draft Scottish Budget 2019/20

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Our latest policy briefing sets out the key points of the Draft Scottish Budget for 2019/20. Here is our brief ...

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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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