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Local Government for a fairer Scotland

Scotland’s councils deliver the services upon which we all rely. From childcare to care for our elderly and vulnerable, keeping

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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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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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Questions for election candidates: Public Private Partnerships

Public Private Partnerships have been used by every Scottish Government since devolution to finance public services. Debt on this expensive

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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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Public services and a sustainable Scotland Minifesto 2016

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face in Scotland and globally. We have world leading climate change

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Questions for election candidates: Health inequalities

Average male life expectancy in Scotland’s least deprived areas is 11 years higher than in the most deprived areas. The

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Questions for election candidates: Early years

There is a welcome consensus on expanding early years provision. However, there is less clarity on providing the resources, together

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Questions for election candidates: Balanced police workforce

2000 police civilian staff jobs have been cut with many of them replaced by non-specialist police officers at twice the

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Questions for election candidates: Anti Trade Union Bill

The Anti Trade Union Bill is a crude attempt to weaken trade unions and undermine workers’ rights. It runs contrary

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