The Scottish Government is consulting on its Procurement Reform Bill. UNISON's policy briefing is available online:
- The SNP 2011 manifesto promised a Sustainable Procurement Bill but the new proposal is weak on sustainability, focusing more on ‘business-friendly’ processes.
- However, it is a good opportunity to strengthen ways in which procurement can encourage important economic, social and environmental benefits, longstanding trade union priorities.
- This should include extending the Living Wage to contractors.
See further UNISON Scotland Policy Briefings here:
UNISON Scotland Bargaining and Campaigns Team