Date lodged: 15 January 2019
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-20494 by Jamie Hepburn on 20 December 2018, whether it will confirm on what dates it has held discussions with Cornerstone regarding trade union recognition, and whether it will publish any exchange of letters that it has had with the company’s chief executive regarding this matter.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 29 January 2019
Scottish Government officials are in regular contact with Cornerstone and Unison about the dispute.
The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport and Councillor Currie from COSLA wrote to both organisations in 21 December 2018 offering support towards reaching an agreement and arrangements have been made for a meeting involving all parties. In advance of this meeting, Scottish Government and COSLA officials will continue to engage and meet with both organisations to support progress towards reaching a resolution. The detailed information requested is being placed in the Parliament's Reference Centre (Bib number 60413).