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Why we are campaigning for Edinburgh's Services

UNISON members care about Edinburgh's services. They are the people who deliver those services, and they see at first hand, how cuts affect the people of Edinburgh.

That is why we have been at the centre of the debate on how our services should be delivered under a Scottish Parliament.

That is why we have campaigned year after year to highlight the human cost of cuts and why this year we have been at the centre of the debate on the future of our services.

And we have saved services. This year our campaigns saved hot school meals. They brought 1,000 redundancies down to a handful - and still we are fighting to save these jobs - because in local government, a job lost is a service lost!

Local Government and the Voluntary Sector's most valuable resource is their staff. Proper training, job security and conditions are a positive contribution to responsive and high quality public services. These can best be provided for by a directly employed team rather than employees of a variety of private sector employers and/or trusts with will have different aims, objectives and vested interests.

UNISON says:-

+ We must give people a say in their services.
Our services must be responsive to our needs and wishes.

+ We must choose quality services.
They must be the best that can be delivered.

+ We must choose teamwork to provide our public services.
Our services should be provided by a workforce who are trained and qualified with the means and support to deliver what people need.

Only then will we be able to say that our public services are Serving Scotland's Capital.

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