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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Edinburgh must delay privatisation decision until public have their say

A packed public consultation organised by UNISON last night (27 June) heard calls for Edinburgh's Lib Dem/ SNP council to delay its £1 billion privatisation plans until the public is properly consulted.

Monday, 20 June 2011

They are not your services to sell, UNISON Edinburgh tells politicians

#uNDC11 Local public services are best provided by locally accountable local authorities and public bodies. This was reaffirmed by delegates to Local Government Conference who committed the union to supporting branches to mount robust campaigns against privatisation and outsourcing.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

New video for Our City's Not For Sale campaign

Check out this new video urging Edinburgh citizens to oppose privatisation and come to our public consultation on 27 June....Check out the website for full details

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Privatisation public consultation 27 June 6pm Augustine Church

The City of Edinburgh Council is considering bids for the privatisation of large swathes of local council services. The largest ever single privatisation of services in Scotland.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Keeping safe in the workplace

UNISON Scotland has issued a new guide for social work staff on 'Keeping Safe in the Workplace'. This follows one on Supervision and Workload Management and 'Helping People Change Their Lives' a manifesto for social work in Scotland. For much more with reports, responses, guidance and research on social work and social care issues, see
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New branch magazine out now

Covering privatisation, pensions, appeals, new social work guide and March 26 rally report, look out for your June UNISONNews or see it online at

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