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.
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.
Nine in 10 social workers hampered by austerity
Social workers say repeated cuts that have created a crisis in the sector, according to a trade union survey published today.
Councils and union clash over zero-hour contracts
Councils have insisted on keeping the option of zero-hour contracts as Unison prepares to push the sector’s associations to back a campaign to abolish them.
EXCLUSIVE: Unison to make 'bold' pay claim
Unison is poised to ask local government employers for a 10% pay rise in a ‘bold’ claim being submitted for 2020/21, The MJ has learnt.
Birmingham to scrap controversial care service reorganisation
A long-running industrial dispute between Birmingham City Council and care workers is expected to end after reorganisation plans were dropped.
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.
Council property firm records losses
The property company run by Barking & Dagenham LBC has reported losses of almost £4m in its first year of operation.
Strike threat lifted after COSLA agrees to raise teachers' pay
The possibility of strike action by teachers has been averted after Scotland’s council leaders backed a pay deal.
Union power games in Birmingham will not help create jobs
Paul Wheeler is sure the cause of the Birmingham bin dispute has its roots in a struggle over equal pay for equal work. What cannot have helped is a 'noisy inter-union dispute'.
Birmingham bin dispute cost council £6m
Birmingham City Council has settled an industrial dispute with refuse workers that has cost the authority almost £6m.
Councils agree 'zero tolerance' of abuse and assaults on staff
Workers for a major council outsourcing company have suffered 350 incidents of physical assault, abuse and threats in the past year, new figures have revealed.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: Six-figure salary jobs on the rise
The number of council job openings with six-figure salaries has risen in recent years, research by The MJ has found.
Birmingham's bin injunction bid thrown out
Birmingham City Council has lost its High Court bid for an injunction to stop a strike by bin workers.
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’.
EXCLUSIVE: Down to the core
Six out of 10 senior council figures admit their authority is now only delivering a basic core offer of service, The MJ and LGiU think-tank’s annual local government finance survey has revealed.
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.
Union dilution warning over merging of roles
The union that represents senior local government managers has called for the independent roles of chief financial officer and chief executive to be kept separate.