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New economic report concludes Scotland needs ‘urgent exit from austerity’, says UNISON

Scotland needs ‘urgent exit from austerity’ is the conclusion of a new report commissioned by UNISON, Scotland’s largest trade union.

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Manifesto Public Works Reports

The Impact of Austerity on Scotland: damage done and routes to recovery

UNISON Scotland has commissioned this report from leading economist Professor John Maclaren in order to offer analysis of the impact

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Public Works

Questions for election candidates: Council cuts

This year’s Scottish Government budget allocation to councils has been cut by £500 million in real terms (£349 million in

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Damage Health Public Works

Doing the rounds – District Nurses survey – April 2016

Service at risk of collapse needs significant investment It is evident from this UNISON survey and the work being carried

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Stephen Smellie
News STUC STUC 2016

We need politicians to be bold in opposing austerity

#STUC16 The STUC has backed a UNISON and GMB 10 point plan for decent public services which are key to

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Branches Local Government News

UNISON West Lothian Additional Support Need Nursery Nurse Update

UNISON West Lothian is in dispute with West Lothian Council over plans to change the service delivery of school support for young

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Health Local Government Press release Public Works

Treasury raid on National Insurance will cost Scottish public services hundreds of millions

New rules regarding National Insurance Contributions will see a quarter of a billion pounds cut from Scottish public sector budgets

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Council Connections Local Government

Council Connections 14 – March 2016

Local Government Budget The Scottish Government’s budget allocations are, yet again, placing the burden of austerity onto local community services.

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Scotland must recognise the poor state of social work, says UNISON

UNISON is calling for political parties to agree to allocate more resources for social work and social care workers. This call is

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Registering Concern: survey of registrars – March 2016

Key Issues • Staff are under enormous pressure to deliver a high quality service with increasing demand and fewer resources. • Budgets

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