Futures Public Works

Futures edition 25, Spring 2019

The spring 2019 edition of Futures: the newsletter for people who care about public services covers: fair work in social

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News

Call for an industrial strategy with workplace democracy at its heart

#stuc19 Congress backed a Unite call for an industrial strategy with manufacturing at its core, to create opportunities for investment

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Local Government News

Glasgow Council IT staff make case for keeping services in house directly to councillors

Glasgow City Council IT staff facing privatisation are making the case for keeping services in house directly to councillors. IT

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Branches Local Government News

Victory for UNISON’s Anti-privatisation campaign

North Lanarkshire Council has announced that it will not privatise hundreds of home support workers jobs. The announcement comes after

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Public Works

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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News Press release

New financial powers could save Scottish councils £50m, says UNISON

Date: Wednesday 27 January 2016 Public services union UNISON has today (Wed 27 January 2016) urged the Scottish Government to

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News Press release

‘Ultimate market madness’, UNISON’s statement on privatisation Scottish Water services

Date: Tuesday 6 October 2015 Dave Watson, head of UNISON Scotland bargaining and campaigns, said: “UNISON is deeply disappointed that

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News Press release

Borders Council reverses decision to cut 100 local jobs after UNISON campaign

Thursday 26 March 2015 UNISON, Scotland’s biggest public services union, has welcomed the decision by Scottish Borders Council to rethink

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News Press release

Gradual drip of privatisation has reached epic proportions in Scottish Water, says UNISON

Date: Tuesday 3 June 2014 UNISON, Scotland’s largest public service union, says new figures showing the extent of privatisation in

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