UNISON has won a case at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) on behalf of a woman who was dismissed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) after she told her former boss she wanted to stand for election to the UK Parliament. UNISON said the case of Polly Jones may open
The current moratorium on evictions in Scotland must be extended beyond the current timeframe and include those who are actively trying to ensure their rent arrears are dealt with, according to a number of charities.
Staff at Wheatley Group have been praised for their “herculean” efforts in supporting the people they work for to combat the impact of the coronavirus crisis. Tributes have been paid by both the chair of Wheatley Group and a senior union official, who said UNISON members had made a &ldqu
The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has demanded “urgent action” from local authorities to tackle the shortage in accessible housing and has also joined a campaign to ban winter evictions. A motion calling for improved access to housing for disabled people was passed at t
A new report has called for a “fundamental review” of local government funding to examine new and alternative sources of revenue. According to a joint paper from Unison Scotland and the Jimmy Reid Foundation, an expansion of local public services is possible with a fairer system of prope
Public sector union Unison is calling on the Scottish Government to stop the closure of 12 care homes run by Bield Housing and Care. Bield outlined plans to withdraw from all registered care home provision in October last year as part of a new Business Strategy that it said “will secure its long-t
Care provided to vulnerable people in their own homes in Scotland is at “breaking point” as a result of cuts, according to a new report by Unison. A survey of home care workers by the trade union found that four in five said they believe the service has been affected by budget cuts or privatisat
Homeless caseworkers in Glasgow have accepted an offer from the city council after almost four months of strike action. A total of 70 homeless staff walked out on March 31 over a pay dispute with the council.
Council staff have grave concerns about the future of public services in Stirling and Clackmannanshire, according to UNISON. The union has presented a report to senior managers in both Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils which raise grave concerns about plans to run Clackmannanshire's education s
The Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland and UNISON have joined together to call on political parties to lay out policies to tackle in-work poverty. The call comes as the child poverty charity and trade union release their report Fair Work and Decent Childhoods – policies for those who work to l