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million voices for change - PUBLIC WORKS!

The damage to our public services
Damage series
A series of UNISON Scotland reports on how austerity is hitting public services and how we can protect them

Infographics
Infographics
A great way to get the message across simply and effectively. Click here for a range to use.....

Public Works
Public Works is the campaign for jobs, services, fair taxation and a Living Wage by UNISON, Scotland's biggest public service union. More updates on our Public Works blog - see also the UNISON Scotland blog plus UNISON Scotland Press releases

Public Works
Toolkit
Resources for branches
to campaign against public service cuts.
Get tooled up.

MORE CAMPAIGN RESOURCES

There is a better way
There is a Better Way STUC campaign site

False Economy logo
False Economy:

Why the cuts are wrong

Website supported by UNISON and TUC

Public Works: UNISON Scotland programme to beat recession
Spring 2009
(leaflet pdf)

 

   

 

Public Works

UNISON Scotland campaign for jobs, services, fair taxation and Living Wage

PUBLIC WORKS: THE BLOG
Read our news, analysis and comment on the delivery of public services in Scotland


19 May 2015 OPINION POLL: Scottish voters election priorities are public services

The Price of Everything and the Value of Wages
UNISON Scotland Report October 2014 (pdf)

Voices from the sharp end - Care Integration Survey Report Oct 2014
Working harder but getting poorer is conclusion of UNISON analysis comparing wages and prices. Scotland needs a pay rise!
Click here for pdf


Voices From the Sharp End
Health and Care Integration
UNISON Scotland Survey Report October 2014
(pdf)

Voices from the sharp end - Care Integration Survey Report Oct 2014
H
ealth and local authority social work staff views on current proposals for integration of health and social care services across the country
Click here for pdf


A Scottish Living Wage


Scottish Living Wage logo

Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative
August 2014 : Is your employer a Living Wage employer? Are they accredited? New campaign initiative and resources here


Fair Pay - we're worth it


Fair Pay Fortnight Briefing March 2014

The front line starts here - March 2012
Click here for pdf document
Fair Pay Fortnight:
24th March - 6th April is Fair Pay Fortnight. This Briefing sets out some of the facts around the decline of wages in recent years and through testimonies collected as part of UNISON's Worth it Campaign outline the impact this is having on peoples lives...

 


Austerity is not working.


The front line starts here

The front line starts here - March 2012
Click here for pdf document
The front line starts here March 2012: UNISON report argues for proper service redesign instead of back office cuts through flawed 'shared service' models


There is an alternative


A day in the life
Our public services are the most efficient way to deliver the things we need. You use public services every day and you get enormous value for what you pay.
Here's how... A day in the life of public services

A day in the life...

(Click here for a pdf of 'A day in the life...' leaflet)

Public Services in a recession - why they are important
Public Works: UNISON Scotland programme to beat recession (pdf) PDF

Cost and value of public services: how everyone could lose out if the public sector was to be cut back
Public Works Briefing #1: What it costs... Oct 2009 (leaflet pdf) PDF



For public services.


See us: staff in Scotland's mental health services speak out UNISON Scotland survey report Mar 2015 (pdf)

Mental health staff survey report Mar 2015

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Dumped on: working in Scotland's waste management services UNISON Scotland survey report Jan 2015 (pdf)

Waste management staff survey report Jan 2015

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Breaking Point: overworked and underpaid - hospital porters speak out UNISON Scotland survey report Dec 2014 (pdf)

Hospital porters survey report Dec 2014

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Under Pressure: Scotland’s occupational therapists speak out UNISON Scotland survey report Nov 2014 (pdf)

Occupational therapists survey report Nov 2014

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Austerity Economics Don't Add Up A UNISON Scotland report on public services and the economy - Oct 2014 (pdf)

Austerity economics don't add up report Oct 2014

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Dishing the Dirt
Cleaners in Scotland’s public services speak out August 2014 (pdf)

Dishing the Dirt - cleaners survey Aug 2014

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The Cuts Don't Work
The impact of ‘austerity’ cuts on Scotland’s public services June 2014 (pdf)

The Cuts Don't Work report June 2014
UNISON Scotland report
showing what’s really happening to public services across the country
Click here for pdf


UNISON Scotland European Election Manifesto May 2014 (pdf)

2014 European Election Manifesto
UNISON Scotland European Manifesto
for 2014 European Parliament Elections - Click here for pdf

Council budgets 2014 - Campaign resources

Feb 2014: Click here for the St Valentine's Day Massacre leaflet and infographics on the Council Tax and public sector job losses

Procurement - 10 asks - October 2013 (pdf)

Procurement 10 asks Oct 2013
Civil society priorities for the Procurement Reform Bill
pdf by Enough Food for Everyone IF, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Scottish Fair Trade Forum, Scottish Trade Unions Congress and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland

UNISON Scotland Local Government Manifesto May 2012 full version (pdf)

Local Government Manifesto
UNISON Scotland Local Government Manifesto

for 2012 Local Government Elections - Click here for pdf
of full 20 page document

Local Government Manifesto
UNISON Scotland Local Government Summary Manifesto
for 2012 Local Government Elections - Click here for pdf of 4 page version

Education manifesto
Manifesto for Education
May 2012 (pdf)

Social Care Manifesto
Social Care manifesto
May 2012 (pdf)

 

And a better Scotland.


Public Service Futures 11
Public Service FUTURES
Issue 11 - Winter 2015
:
Cuts and more cuts: Analysis of Osborne's Autumn Statement
Fatter cats: The bosses' big pay packets
Inequality in Scotland: New report
Metropoles: France's city regions
...and more


Public Service Futures 10
Public Service FUTURES
Issue 10 - Autumn 2014
:
Delivering Equality: COSLA Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy final report
Re-inventing our economy: So it works for people and the planet
Outsourcing the Cuts: The cuts are being passed directly on to low-paid workers
How Safe is Your Dinner? Government must ensure Food Standards Scotland focuses on safety of consumers not food industry profits
...and more

Public Service Futures 9
Public Service FUTURES
Issue 9 - Summer 2014
:
Loving the Local Again: The Commission on Strengthening Local Democracy's interim report Glasgow Future City: Pilot project aims to improve urban life through use of new technology. The Big Squeeze: Audit Scotland highlights significant financial challenges faced by public sector. Police Reform: We hate to say 'We told you so'...
...and more

Public Service Futures 8
Public Service FUTURES
Issue 8 - Spring 2014
:
Property Tax Winners Results from new reports on funding local government Don't Get Old or Sick UNISON's new survey of care staff, Scotland Its Time to Care Health and Care Integration UNISON activists visit to Belfast The Great Rip Off Overcharging us for tagging offenders
...and more

Public Service Futures 7
Public Service FUTURES
Issue 7 - Winter 2013
: Commission on Local Democracy; Regulatory Reform Bill; taxation in Scotland; and more...

Public Service Futures 6
Public Service FUTURES
Issue 6 - Summer 2013
: Tax the fat cats; plus... Bedroom tax blues; Outsourcing agreement; and more...

Public Service Futures 5
Public Service FUTURES
Issue 5 - Spring 2013
: Taxing questions - local taxation need to be reformed; plus... Chamber of secret - the layers of subcontracting; Reducing health inequalities; and more...

Public Service Futures 4
Public Service FUTURES
Issue 4 - Autumn 2012
: Real People Power = Democratic control and direct delivery of services by a directly employed public sector workforce; plus... Private failure; Broken promises; No public cash for tax cheats

Public Service Futures 3
Public Service FUTURES
Issue 3 - Jun 2012
: More democracy for local government; post-election councils; public services that work; make the rich pay; Finnish lessons; SFT wins PPP award

 

 

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