Press Releases

Care home closure is ‘slap in the face’ to Edinburgh’s most vulnerable, says UNISON

UNISON, the union for carers, has expressed deep dismay at the decision to close an Edinburgh care home. The decision ... Read More

Carers to be balloted on strike action in bid to save closure of Edinburgh care home 

UNISON is consulting its members at Drumbrae care home over possible strike action in an attempt to save the Edinburgh-based ... Read More

Scottish health secretary, Humza Yousaf, urged to save Edinburgh’s care homes, says UNISON

UNISON’s City of Edinburgh branch are calling on Humza Yousaf, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Health & Social Care, to ‘urgently ... Read More

Care workers launch campaign to save Edinburgh City Council care homes

UNISON, the trade union for social care, has launched a campaign with care staff to save care council run care ... Read More

We condemn abuse of Lothian Health Branch

UNISON City of Edinburgh branch is aware of the abuse directed at Lothian Health branch and a number of its ... Read More

UNISON calls on Edinburgh council to value staff and warns budget cuts are putting services at point of collapse. 

UNISON city of Edinburgh branch has raised fears about the further budget cuts being presented to the city’s full council ... Read More

Edinburgh Tory hypocrisy as they clap workers on a Thursday and slap them on Monday, says UNISON

UNISON’s Edinburgh Council branch has reacted angrily to attacks on council workers by Conservative leader Ian Whyte in the Evening ... Read More

UNISON calls for government help as Edinburgh council faces hundreds of job losses due to Covid and funding crisis

Edinburgh UNISON, the union representing most Edinburgh council workers, fears that hundreds of jobs could go over the coming months ... Read More

Edinburgh UNISON supports furloughed staff and says City Council needs long term investment

As the City of Edinburgh Council announces 500 staff will go on furlough, UNISON has stepped up to ensure they ... Read More

UNISON says ‘enough is enough’ as Edinburgh faces another year of cuts

UNISON, the biggest union in Edinburgh Council, will join Edinburgh Trades Union Council and community groups to lobby the council ... Read More