City’s Not For Sale campaign

From 2010 to 2012, UNISON Edinburgh Branch fought plans to privatise a huge swathe of the city’s services involving 4,000 jobs. Had the privatisation gone ahead, it would have been a Trojan Horse for privatisation of council services across Scotland. But it didn’t and in January 2012, after almost two years of hard campaigning, public meetings, lobbies, research, briefings and action with local communities, the final privatisation plan was defeated. The campaign was revived as Our City’s Still Not For Sale in 2015 to fight privatisation of Facilities Management – and we won again!

Council rejects privatisation. Now to resist compulsory redundancies

Council rejects privatisation. Now to resist compulsory redundancies

Edinburgh Council's Finance and Resources Committee today rejected council officers' ... Read More
Lobby postponed as UNISON campaign brings Edinburgh council re-think

Lobby postponed as UNISON campaign brings Edinburgh council re-think

UNISON has postponed its lobby of Edinburgh Council’s Finance and ... Read More
UNISON urges Edinburgh coalition to stand by principles it was elected upon

UNISON urges Edinburgh coalition to stand by principles it was elected upon

As more details emerge today of Edinburgh council plans to ... Read More
UNISON says ‘Our City’s still Not For Sale’ as Edinburgh privatisation looms again

UNISON says ‘Our City’s still Not For Sale’ as Edinburgh privatisation looms again

In 2012, Labour, SNP and Green councillors combined to stop ... Read More
Tale of two Barnets

Capital cities join to back public services during festival – ‘A Tale of Two Barnets’ film comes to Edinburgh

Edinburgh and London UNISON members are bringing an acclaimed film ... Read More
John Stevenson

UNISON calls for urgent action to boost council street cleansing services

News that many areas in Edinburgh are not meeting cleanliness ... Read More
May Day celebrates City Not For Sale

May Day celebrates City Not For Sale

UNISON urges new council to work together against cuts. Speaking ... Read More
John Stevenson

Celebrating ‘Our City’s Not For Sale – We won. You won. But most of all we won together.

May Day 2012 Rally speech from John Stevenson, UNISON City ... Read More
Barnet video

Backing Barnet’s fight against privatisation

The Branch was proud to be asked to Barnet UNISON's ... Read More
Keep Edinburgh Public

Edinburgh Council dumps privatisation

UNISON Scotland has welcomed the decision by Edinburgh City Council ... Read More
Decision day for privatisation

Decision day for privatisation

Reports suggest Edinburgh Council will vote against two huge privatisation ... Read More
City Not For Sale

Our City’s Not For Sale. Thanks

Thanks to the host of branches who sent messages of ... Read More