Thousands of council jobs at risk due to funding shortfall, union warns
Tens of thousands of council jobs could be lost unless the Government addresses the current funding shortfall, Unison has warned.
Unite to ballot members over ‘insulting’ council pay offer
Around 100,000 council workers will be asked if they want to accept or reject the 2.75% pay offer.
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.
Union brands protective promise 'too little too late'
Trade union Unite has branded the Government’s promise that social care workers would have full protective equipment in a week as ‘too little too late’.
Serco strike action averted
Strike action by refuse workers in Sandwell has been averted after Serco withdrew planned changes to collections.
Controversial Stoke budget rejected in council vote
Councillors are deadlocked over the budget just a week ahead of the national deadline.
A 10% council pay rise is 'affordable' insists Unison
A 10% pay rise for council staff is 'affordable' and would boost local economies, new research from a trade union has said.
Unions reject 'disappointing' 2% council pay offer
Trade unions have rejected a 2% pay increase for council staff and called on employers to ‘come up with a better offer’.
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.
Ofsted reform plans come under fire
Proposals to intensify the inspection regime for schools have been attacked by teaching unions.
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.
Analogue safety rules aren’t fit for the digital world of work
Unison has developed a new health and safety gig economy guide to help employers understand what they should be doing to protect workers. Robert Baughan explains.
Council reaches £674k settlement with union
An employment tribunal brought by Unison against Somerset CC will not go ahead after they agreed to settle out of court.
Chief executives demand same pay rise as employees
The trade union for council chief executives has demanded employers give them the same pay rise as other local government staff.
Committee in council confidence risk warning
Confidence in councils to provide vital services is at risk of being damaged, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has said in a damning report released today.
Formal dispute opened by union at Northamptonshire
A trade union has lodged a dispute with Northamptonshire CC.
Union 'bewildered' by backing of city of culture bid
Bradford City Council has come under fire after backing a campaign to become the UK’s city of culture.
Brighton council workers announce strike action
Strike action by Brighton & Hove City Council workers is to begin later this month.
Northamptonshire 'unlikely to be the last' financial failure, Unison chief warns
The financial failure of Northamptonshire CC will happen at other authorities, the head of the sector’s biggest trade union has warned.