Date lodged: 10 December 2018
To ask the Scottish Government whether it has held any discussions with the charity, Cornerstone, in relation to its recognition agreement with Unison.
Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 20 December 2018
The Scottish Government has had several discussions with Cornerstone about its dispute with UNISON. The Scottish Government has also been liaising with UNISON.
Scottish ministers are keen that both parties enter into negotiations as soon as possible and officials will continue to liaise with Cornerstone and UNISON until a resolution is found. Scottish ministers are writing to both organisations offering support in reaching an agreement.