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Care tender fiasco shows need to halt outsourcing plans till Council can justify figures – UNISON

In the wake of the £250,000 wasted on the flawed bid to re-tender care services for vulnerable people, UNISON's Edinburgh ... Read More
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Unions urge Edinburgh Council to save local economy from unprecedented cuts

As the City of Edinburgh Council meets on 17 December to decide on a huge raft of service cuts, unions ... Read More
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Work together to save services or face biggest dispute Edinburgh has ever seen

UNISON, the largest union representing City of Edinburgh Council staff has warned that 'bad faith' in consultation about cuts could ... Read More

Helping People Change Their Lives

A Social Work Manifesto for UNISON and BASW members in Scotland. UNISON & BASW welcome the positive steps taken in ... Read More

Asylum: Child’s Welfare Paramount?

First published in 2006, this ground-breaking guidance was designed to provide a framework for ethical practice for UNISON and BASW ... Read More
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Updated Report on the O’Brien Inquiry

Inquiry - General Comments 1.      Introduction 1.1. This response updates UNISON's interim response of December 2003. Much of the content is ... Read More