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ViSOR Vetting update for members

Member update on Criminal Justice Visor Vetting. UNISON has a lead officer from the Regional Office assisting with ViSOR and the ...
Standing up for public services

Budget: Scottish government can’t escape blame for cuts

As Edinburgh council announces budget plans, UNISON, the largest union in the council, is warning that the effect of year ...
UNISON survey shows social care staff overworked and demoralised

UNISON survey shows social care staff overworked and demoralised

A UNISON survey of Edinburgh Council's Health and Social Care workers has concluded that they feel 'Overworked, over-pressured, unsupported and ...
Residential Care Charter

Adopt the Residential Care Charter

Commissioning authorities and employers are being urged to adopt UNISON's Residential Care Charter. Residential care workers across the UK came ...
Standing up for public services

Budget: We don’t get to say ‘no cuts’ in the consultation

UNISON response to Edinburgh budget proposals: The prospect of £140m of cuts over the next five years, added to the ...
Social Work

Social Work

UNISON represents over 3,000 Social Work staff in the City of Edinburgh Council and a range of voluntary and independent ...
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Survey – Mental Health Issues in the Practice Teams. October 2016

Health & Social Care Departmental sickness figures had been presented to the trade unions for the previous few years, and ...
UNISON welcomes decision in Edinburgh social work contempt of court case

UNISON welcomes decision in Edinburgh social work contempt of court case

UNISON Scotland today welcomed the decision by the Court of Session that the conduct of social workers in Edinburgh City ...
Social Work manifesto

Supervision and Workload Management

This updated paper by social work practitioners in UNISON Scotland’s Social Work Issues Group is co-written by UNISON Edinburgh's John ...
UN August 2014

Care home briefing on 12 hour rotas

Care Home management have issued 90 day notices in respect of the service-wide implementation of 12 hour rotas. This follows ...
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