Brighton council workers announce strike action
Strike action by Brighton & Hove City Council workers is to begin later this month.
Glasgow secures £285m deal to settle pay dispute
Glasgow City Council has struck a deal with Legal & General to fund the settlement of an equal pay dispute.
Dundee calls for talks over strike threat
Dundee City Council has made an appeal to union members to return to talks following a vote in favour of strike action.
Brighton claims there's no grounds for bin strike
Brighton & Hove City Council has insisted strike action is 'unwarranted' as a union threatens to hold an industrial action ballot.
Birmingham bin dispute cost council £6m
Birmingham City Council has settled an industrial dispute with refuse workers that has cost the authority almost £6m.
End in sight for Birmingham bin dispute
The industrial dispute between Birmingham City Council and trade union Unite is expected to come to an end this week.
Birmingham officers deny union accusations of 'inflammatory' reports
Senior officers at Birmingham City Council have rejected a trade union’s claims their reports have been ‘inflammatory, defamatory and inaccurate’.
Birmingham follows through on injunction threat
Birmingham City Council has insisted it had ‘no option’ but to follow through its threat of an injunction as industrial action by refuse workers continues.
Hundreds of Birmingham refuse workers to strike weekly
More than 300 refuse workers have announced they will begin two days of strike action a week in an escalation of the ongoing industrial dispute with Birmingham City Council.
Brum threatens legal action against union
Birmingham City Council has threatened trade union Unite with the prospect of a court order as industrial action by refuse workers continues.
Fresh funding plea amid union pressure
Council leaders have refreshed their appeal for extra resources from the Scottish Government under pressure from unions over pay.
GMB rejects Scottish councils' pay offer
Members of the GMB Scotland trade union have rejected the Scottish local government pay offer, potentially sparking industrial action.
Council staff vote for industrial action
Staff at East Dunbartonshire Council have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action over planned changes to the workforce’s terms and conditions.
Council could face £500m equal pay bill
Glasgow City Council could face a £500m pay-out after agreeing not to appeal to the Supreme Court against an equal pay ruling.
Welsh industrial action legislation amended
Public sector employers in Wales will no longer be able to use temporary workers to cover the work of employees during industrial action.
Queen's Speech 2015: Government strike clampdown
The Conservatives have pledged to ‘protect essential public services against strikes’, using the Queen’s Speech to confirm they will set a tougher threshold for industrial action.
Queen's Speech 2015: Overview
Marking the state opening of Parliament, the Queen confirmed a widely-trailed set of announcements for proposed new lews which are likely to have a significant impact on local authorities - including cities devolution, housing and welfare.
Paul McFarlane says trade union reforms to be announced in the Queen's Speech make it likely that we will be entering into a period of increased industrial unrest.
Greater Manchester councils urged to pay Living Wage
Three Greater Manchester authorities have come under fire for paying their chief executives salaries equivalent to ten times the Living Wage, while denying this suggested minimum wage threshold to their lowest paid staff.
Breaking the strike law?
If the Conservatives gain an overall majority, the stage is set for a battle royal between Unite and employers if the union fails to get more than 50% turnouts when balloting for strike action, writes Paul McFarlane.