A Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year to all our members

… and especially to those working to keep Scotland’s essential services going over the holiday.

‘Council Matters’ A moving Tony Walsh poem for local government on behalf of the Association for Public Service Excellence.

Thousands of public service workers will be at work delivering Scotland’s essential services over the festive holidays. In local councils, the health services, utilities and many other services, UNISON members will be working to ensure we are looked after and communities are kept safe.

This year these workers have had to rise to the unprecedented challenges brought by the pandemic – ordinary people thrust into an extraordinary situation who have gone above and beyond to look after us during this unprecedented crisis.

UNISON is determined that their work throughout the crisis will not be forgotten – and that there will be no return to the ‘normal’ of being under-valued and under-paid.

Thank you all.