Watch and share our campaign video: Plug the £1bn council funding gap

UNISON’s campaign is calling for:

  • Securing the long term financial stability of local government: calling for further investment in local government to protect jobs and pay for the future.
  • Rewarding local government workers: for the vital services that local government workers provide to our communities.
  • Shaping local government for the future: looking at how roles have changed as a result of the pandemic
  • Consolidation of the Living Wage: Delivery of full consolidation of the living wage for all across Scotland


Watch and share our campaign video: Plug the £1bn funding gap

The Scottish government must fund local councils properly to keep communities safe and rebuild the country ​following the pandemic.  We have launched a campaign, #PlugTheGap, to call on the Scottish government to find additional resources for Scotland’s councils to avoid devastating harm to services that have already suffered ten years of budget cuts.

Our governments must #plugthegap in funding. Please join our campaign to protect council services.

Ask your MSP to demand that the Scottish government acts to protect essential council services

Write to your MSP using our automated email page –  Sign up to support our campaign, read the letter and if you agree, we can send it for you. Or edit the letter yourself and we will send it.

Join UNISON Scotland Question Time event on 12 November

Join our live streamed event on Facebook on 12 November  – A discussion panel looking at the current state of Local Government finances and UNISON Scotland’s #PlugTheGap Campaign

The event will be broadcast live on Facebook Thursdsay, 12 November 2020 18:00 – 19:30 GMT

The discussion will include: Mark Ferguson, Chair of UNISON Scotland’s Local Government Committee; Cllr Gail MacGregor, COSLA Resources Spokesperson. And Cllr Jim Logue, Leader North Lanarkshire Council and Johanna Baxter, UNISON Scotland Head of Local Government

Get involved in our #PlugTheGap campaign

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @unisonscot. Post and retweet our social media cards with #PlugTheGap