UNISON Scottish Borders Public Services wants to ensure that all members know what their union is doing to support them during these unprecedented times.

How is UNISON working for you? 

While the situation is changing almost day to day, our fundamental aims remain unchanged:

• Working with employers to ensure all possible safety and employment protections are in place
• Tackling bad employers who are refusing to keep employees safe
• Calling on government and speaking to politicians to urge them to take action on public health
• Securing the economy and insisting that all company and industrial assistance must include job security for workers

Key questions and guidance

UNISON Scotland – Answers to some key questions about your rights at work during the pandemic answered here.


Coronavirus advice for social care workers

Advice for care workers, including residential, homecare and community care for both adults and children. It provides advice in relation to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Scottish Borders Council (SBC) – HR guidance

Click here for the latest staff guidance from Scottish Borders Council

Financial help for UNISON members

UNISON’s dedicated welfare charity is still operating during the current health crisis and is asking branches for financial support

Links to guidance and agreements

Health  – National Arrangements for NHS Scotland StaffNHS Scotland Guidance on risks to staff

Local Government – SJC Guidance on Leave ProvisionsSJC Guidance on Working at Home

ACAS guidance for employers and employees

Contact UNISON

Latest Covid19 updates for UNISON Scottish Borders members.
Email: membershipassistancescotland@unison.co.uk