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.
Scottish union to hold nationwide strike ballot
Councils in Scotland have been put on notice as Unison ballots members over industrial action.
Three unions head to pay ballots
Unions have recommended members reject the pay offer tabled to local government workers.
'No end in sight' as bin strike continues
Trade union Unite has accused Bexley LBC of failing to deal with an ongoing industrial dispute that has caused six weeks of bin strikes.
Strike action at Ealing ends
There will be no return to the picket lines after an agreement has been reached between the Unite trade union and outsourcer Serco.
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.
Union in industrial action threat over large-scale job losses
Trade union Unite has warned it could launch industrial action unless Nottingham City Council removes its threat of large-scale redundancies.
Local government pay summit to go ahead
Negotiators hope to keep local government pay discussions on track despite the difficulties posed by the coronavirus crisis.
Union and council end dispute amid coronavirus crisis
Trade union Unite has said its dispute with Veolia over holiday pay for refuse staff working at Tower Hamlets LBC has been resolved.
Serco strike action averted
Strike action by refuse workers in Sandwell has been averted after Serco withdrew planned changes to collections.
EXCLUSIVE: Industrial action risk as employers mull sticking with 2% pay offer
Council employers are keeping open the option of doubling down on their 2% pay offer to the unions, raising the risk of protracted industrial action.
Union and social enterprise clash over library strike
A trade union has questioned the treatment of workers by a social enterprise running hundreds of council-owned leisure facilities.
Council disappointment at Lincolnshire health visitors strike
Senior Lincolnshire CC officials have expressed their disappointment after a number of health visitors started a month-long strike yesterday.
Royal Mail wins High Court bid to halt strike
The Royal Mail has won its High Court bid to halt a postal strike in the run up to the General Election amid fears it would hit postal votes.
Brum bin apology
Birmingham City Council has agreed to apologise to 17 people after the Local Government Ombudsman criticised it for repeated missed bin collections.