Social Work

UNISON represents over 3,000 Social Work staff in the City of Edinburgh Council and a range of voluntary and independent organisations. Staff include Social Workers, Residential and Day Care Staff, Early Years staff, Home Care staff, Community Service, admin and clerical and a range of other staff delivering social work services.

UNISON Scotland has extensive resource pages for Social Work including UNISON submissions, links to other organisations, sites offering professional databases, updated research, Scottish Government issues and registration. Click here to visit. NOTE: Important information for workers registered with regulatory bodies

Selected Archive News (see more on the archive website)

Join UNISON in the fight to protect our social care services!

The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board (EIJB) dismissed the concerns raised by UNISON and other deputations at their meeting held Monday ... Read More

Please promote UNISON’s online social work survey

The online social work survey  is aimed at all staff employed in social work services i.e., the whole social work ... Read More

Care Homes campaign video

UNISON will continue its campaign to save public sector-run care homes and prevent them going into private hands. Please share ... 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

Save Our Care Homes – What you can do

As well as the actions below use these placard images below to show your support with the campaign by taking ... 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

Save Our Care Homes – Sign the petition

Four Edinburgh care homes are facing closure with a fifth being switched from residential care to hospital-based complex clinical care ... Read More

Scotland’s Care Workers For Change #ClaimCovidCash

Care is in crisis, thanks to a system that has been underfunded and ignored by governments for years. Care workers ... Read More

Social Work members : Impact of cuts on service survey

SWIG (2) on Biteable. UNISON’s Social Work Issues Group is building a campaign amongst our Social Work members to challenge ... Read More

Registered with SSSC? – Don’t leave it too late to join UNISON

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Newsletter is reminding people "Don’t leave it too late to join a union" as ... Read More

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 ... Read More