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Covid 19 - LG Workforce Issues - Updates
Test and Protect - The First Minister has just announced the launch of Test and Protect – Scotland’s test, trace and isolate program which is set to go live in every one of Scotland’s 14 health board areas on Thursday.
Annual Leave – Please see annual leave communication from COSLA regarding the treatment of annual leave during the current crises and in respect of carry-over. This is not overly prescriptive but sets out the key principles that should apply.
Local Government Finance - Barnett consequentials
Local Government Finance - today UNISON have written to the Cabinet Secretary, Kate Forbes MSP, and the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Communities, Aileen Campbell MSP, urging them to pass on the Barnett consequentials, arising from the UK government's announcement of additional local government funding, to COSLA as soon as possible.
The Scottish government has indicated that schools will return on August 11th. Some staff are also currently working in hubs. There also appears to be an expectation that early learning and childcare provision will continue and indeed scale up over the summer. There is little published detail or guidance as yet on the Education recovery process as most of this will be done at authority and school level. This is expected very soon. There is a commitment that there is a commitment that Councils and head Teachers will work in close partnership with trace unions and UNISON will lead that work. Read more...
There for You
There for You the charity for UNISON members is here to help UNISON members get the practical and financial support they need. Despite the current difficulties, we remain open and are here to help in any way that we can. Read more..