Sturgeon urges councils to increase pay offer
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has intervened in the council worker pay dispute, urging employers to increase their offer.
Scottish strikes loom as councils prepare improved offer
Local government strikes loom in Scotland as councils attempt to put together an improved pay offer.
Unions 'not looking for a fight'
Union bosses have denied they are pursuing a ‘summer of discontent’ after rejecting a pay offer for local government workers.
4 wheel drive woman on... strikes
Gosh Tarquin, one just can’t move these days without bumping into a picket line.
Unison legal challenge over use of agency staff
New regulations allowing town halls to use agency staff to cover strikes are based on an old consultation ditched as ‘not fit for purpose’ by an official watchdog, Unison has warned.
Bexley bin strike in temporary reprise
Refuse workers in Bexley LBC have called a temporary halt to strikes while pay negotiations are ongoing.
Sandwell refuse workers call halt to strike
Refuse workers in Sandwell MBC have called off a planned strike due to start next week after accepting a 9% pay increase and securing additional annual leave.
EXCLUSIVE: Councils told to budget more for pay
Councils are busy reviewing their budgets after hearing more funding will be needed for higher-than-anticipated pay rises, The MJ understands.
Fresh strike warning for sector
Unions have warned of more local government strikes.
Cuts and industrial action warning for Scotland
Scottish councils have warned of cuts to essential services and the ‘strong likelihood of industrial action in the coming months’.
Unions demand 'substantial' pay increase
Councils will be consulted this month after local government trade unions demanded a ‘substantial’ pay increase amid rising costs of food, fuel and household bills.
Glasgow strikes suspended as equal pay deal reached
Public sector unions yesterday suspended all equal pay strikes after a deal was struck with Glasgow City Council to settle the long-running dispute.
Union suspends councillors over pay dispute
Suspensions including that of the council leader were announced by Unite during a rally for striking bin lorry drivers.
EXCLUSIVE: Week-long strike over pay to hit sector
Council workers are expected to strike for a week this month in the first coordinated industrial action to hit the sector in a decade.
Unite announces industrial action over pay
Unite’s local government members will next month stage targetted industrial action at councils where enough members rejected the employers’ 1.75% pay offer for 2021-22.
National industrial action prospects over pay fade
A nationally-coordinated wave of industrial action over this year’s pay claim looks increasingly unlikely as the outcome of trade union ballots emerged.
EXCLUSIVE: No deal from last-ditch pay talks
Last-ditch talks between local government employers and trade unions over this year’s 1.75% pay offer have broken up without agreement, The MJ understands.
EXCLUSIVE: Employers dig in as they refuse to reopen pay talks
Council employers have dug in to defend their ‘full and final’ pay offer despite warnings that months of disruption could lie ahead.
Hopes dashed over end to Brighton bin strike
Strike action by refuse workers in Brighton will continue after union representatives walked out of negotiations with the council.
More unions announce strike ballots
Two more trade unions have moved a step closer to industrial action after members rejected the latest pay offer.