Pre-Budget Lobby

The STUC are organising a pre-budget lobby outside the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 8th December. 

Local Government funding will be a central focus of the STUC’s pre-budget lobbying so it would be good to get as many council workers, with accompanying flags and placards, at the demonstration as possible. 

The plan is to assemble at 11.30a.m with speeches kicking off around 12.15.  Further information will be circulated nearer the time.

CALLING ALL COMMUNICATIONS ACTIVISTS – an important date for your diary

Our next communications activists’ event is taking place on Wednesday, 24 November, from 1-2pm.

UNISON Scotland’s Communications and Campaigns Committee holds activist communications meetings twice a year.  These events are open to all branch activists with an interest in communications/campaigns and offer the chance to come together and share good practices, learn from each other and discuss communications/campaigning in UNISON.

At this event, we will be taking a closer look at our recent successful health campaign and we will be hearing from Tam Hiddleston, chair of our health campaign group.  The focus will be on campaigning so this event will be of interest to all communications activists, not just those in health.  This is a virtual event and will take place on Teams. 

If you are interested in attending this meeting please reply to Rosaleen Rodgers at and we will email you a link for the meeting. 

We look forward to seeing you there.


Communications Officers

The seventh edition of UNISON Scotland’s Care Futures

Care Futures no 7 is published here on the website. Focussing as it does on the results of the recent UNISON Scotland survey of care workers about the extent and impact of staff shortages, it makes for grim reading. As well as that it mentions the suggestions UNISON are making as short term measures to address the crisis.  

A copy is here