Chiefs receive lower pay offer
Council employers have offered an improved 'final' pay offer to staff but have offered council chief executives and chief officers a lower increase.
Self-isolation payments 'failing' workers
Two out of three people applying for self-isolation payments are being rejected, according to new research.
Unions reject 'insulting' council pay offer
Two trade unions have rejected the 1.5% pay offer from the national local government employers.
Unions reject councils’ pay offer
Scottish members of two trade unions have voted to reject a pay offer from councils, raising the prospect of strike action.
Thurrock workers strike in pay dispute
Workers at Thurrock BC have embarked on a three-week strike amid claims their pay is to be ‘slashed’.
Unison urges members to vote for strike
Scotland’s biggest public service trade union has advised council workers to vote for industrial action in a ballot over pay.
Labour council pressed to insource service
Neath Port Talbot CBC has been urged to bring its leisure services under direct control as it searches for a new operator.
Unions reject Scots pay offer
Trade unions in Scotland have formally rejected employers’ pay offer of an £800 lower-rate pay rise for 2021, dismissing the sum as an unacceptably poor response to staff efforts during COVID-19.
Sleep-in shifts legal battle ends
A long-running legal challenge by care workers over pay worth £400m has been rejected by the Supreme Court.
COSLA pay offer ‘slap in the face,’ says union
Trade union Unison has accused the body representing local authorities in Scotland of making a pay offer that ‘falls far short’ of what workers deserve.
Women on the frontline are 'exhausted' survey warns
Women working in local government have warned the emotional, physical and financial impact of the pandemic is taking its toll, a new survey has revealed.
High Court to hear four exit pay cap legal challenges
Another trade union has been granted permission to challenge the public sector exit pay cap at the High Court.
Exit pay cap judicial review hearing granted
A judicial review hearing into the public sector exit pay cap will take place in March.
One in nine care workers not tested weekly
A government pledge to test all care home staff every seven days is not being met, according to a survey published today.
Sandwell's outsourced refuse workers secure back pay deal
Refuse workers in Sandwell are set to receive substantial back pay following intervention by trade union Unite.
District council workers agree to strike next month
Up to 1,000 workers at Newry, Mourne and Down DC are to strike following a row about pay and conditions.
Unions pile on pressure over exit pay cap
More organisations are preparing legal action to challenge the Government's cap on public sector exit pay.
Pay boost for care workers following tribunal
A group of homecare workers have been awarded £100,000 in backdated pay in a tribunal ruling that could have further implications for the sector.
Lewisham switches leisure operators
Lewisham LBC has parted ways with the charity managing its leisure facilities, Fusion Lifestyle, it has announced.
Local government pay deal agreed
Local government has accepted a 2.75% pay increase, it has been confirmed, despite objections from Unite.