Press Releases

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

Unions call for action as surveys show level of violence towards staff in Edinburgh schools and classes

UNISON and EIS surveys published today paint a bleak picture of the violence in Edinburgh’s schools and classes suffered by ... Read More

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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More

Social Care in Edinburgh – UNISON response

UNISON response to council leader’s statement regarding social care provision in Edinburgh. UNISON City of Edinburgh is relieved that the ... Read More

Edinburgh Health and Social Care Inspection response

Many of the issues raised in the inspection published today mirror issues raised by UNISON over recent months and years, ... Read More