Scrap plans for new women’s prison, urges UNISON Scotland

Tuesday 13 January 2015

UNISON Scotland, the public services union with many members working in Criminal Justice services has urged the Scottish Government to scrap their plans to build a new Women’s prison.

The union has written to Justice Secretary Michael Matheson saying that a tendering exercise for the construction of a new jail near Greenock should be halted.

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Protecting Public Services

UNISON, Scotland’s public service union tells MSPs that Scotland’s public services are living through a lost decade as a consequence of austerity economics and we can do more to protect public services.
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