Union urges members to accept improved pay offer
A breakthrough is on the horizon in the pay dispute between Scottish councils and unions.
Local authorities must pave the way on the Living Wage
If we want to tackle the scourge of low pay and in-work poverty we must acknowledge the vital role of local authorities and encourage more to commit to paying a Living Wage, says Tess Lanning
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.
Extra care cash could be swallowed up by pay
Whatever Brexit deal occurs next March, the recruitment crisis in care and other parts of local government will get worse, says Michael Burton - and much of the extra Budget money will go on filling vacancies and paying higher wages
Council pay offer rejected as union moves towards strike action
The 3% pay offer for council workers in Scotland has been rejected by members of Unison Scotland.
Are public sector managers paying too much tax?
The public sector has traditionally backed Labour because of its commitment to funding public services. writes Michael Burton - but is this being tested because a growing number of its managers are in the same 40% tax bracket as those on £145k?
NHS pay rise will 'undermine' integration
Efforts to integrate health and care services will be undermined if some staff are awarded a pay rise while others miss out, the Government has been warned.
Glasgow CC offers ‘olive branch’ in equal pay row
Talks will take place today in a bid to settle the equal pay row that led to a two-day strike by more than 8,000 women.
LGA to undertake comprehensive chiefs' survey for first time in nine years
Smith Square is to update its knowledge of chief executives and chief officers by organising a comprehensive survey for the first time in nine years.
Appeal bid launched over sleep-in shifts legal dispute
The legal battle over pay for carers working sleep-in shifts is to rumble on after an appeal was lodged with the Supreme Court.
Relief after sleep-in ruling
Council leaders have expressed their relief after a legal decision today not to count sleep-in shifts as working time.
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.
ALACE gives green light to improved pay offer
Council chief executives have accepted a revised pay deal which brings them in line with the rest of the sector’s staff.
Regional employers rebel over pay offer for chiefs
A regional rebellion is building over the national employers’ inferior pay offer for chief executives and senior officers.
Future Forum: LGA to push for place-based EU funding replacement
The Local Government Association (LGA) will push for a place-based replacement for EU funding after Brexit, Smith Square’s chief executive has said.
Workforce pay parity could undermine integration - Green
The integration of NHS and care services could be undermined by a lack of progress on workforce pay parity, the chief executive of Care England warned today.
1% pay deal ‘disappointing’
ALACE chiefs joined by senior sector figures in frustation at focus on supposedly high pay for chief executives
White Van Man on ... pay
I can never work out where councils find the dosh to hand out these enormous bungs to their head honchos just to get them off the premises and why on earth they don’t just show them the door.
Senior salaries are justified by the burdens of the job
Heather Jameson comments on the latest Taxpayers' Alliance annual town hall rich list.
Is the gender pay gap a myth?
Claire Fox ask whether dodgy data is holding back the real debate about the perceived gap in pay between men and women.