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!


Mayday: When are the politicians going to learn to respect public service workers?

UNISON Edinburgh joined the annual May Day rally to take ... Read More
Banner in Glasgow

Branch takes Edinburgh message to Glasgow Rally

Edinburgh joined thousands from across Scotland in Glasgow rally against ... Read More
UN April 2010

UNISON News April 2010

Press Release

Threatened Staff Win UK Award. If It Ain’t Broke – Don’t Fix It

Staff at the City of Edinburgh Council, who face wholesale ... Read More
President's letter

Councillors’ briefing pack issued

UNISON has produced a briefing pack sent out to all ... Read More
City Not For Sale

10 reasons why we must keep services in-house

UNISON outlines 10 points from its analysis of the council ... Read More
Keep Edinburgh Public

Campaign against sell-off starts in Edinburgh

UNISON has launched a campaign against 'reckless' council plans to ... Read More
UN March 2010

UNISON News March 2010

Keep Edinburgh Public! UNISON’s case against privatisation plans 10 reasons ... Read More
Public leaflet

No council worker gambled millions on the stock exchange. Why should they have to pay the price of cuts in Edinburgh? – UNISON

UNISON members who deliver Edinburgh's services will lobby the Council ... Read More
Press Release

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 ... Read More
Press Release

Unions urge Edinburgh Council to save local economy from unprecedented cuts

As the City of Edinburgh Council meets on 17 December ... Read More
Press Release

Work together to save services or face biggest dispute Edinburgh has ever seen

UNISON, the largest union representing City of Edinburgh Council staff ... Read More