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.
Scotland to exclude pension strain from exit cap
Scotland will not follow England by counting the mandatory cost of pension strain towards the £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments, finance secretary Derek Mackay has said.
Quarter of council jobs lost in nine years
A quarter of local government jobs have been cut since 2010, new data from trade union Unison has found.
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.
A campaign to dispel some of the myths about local government
Unison has launched a campaign this week to celebrate the work of council staff. General secretary Dave Prentis explains why.
EXCLUSIVE: £95k exit cap regulations are 'lawyers' charter to print money'
Government regulations introducing a £95,000 cap on local government exit payments are a ‘lawyers’ charter to print money,’ the trade union representing the most senior managers in the sector is expected to tell Whitehall.
Union seeks injunction against Birmingham in long-running bin dispute
Unite is taking high court legal action against Birmingham City Council for operating refuse vehicles without safety critical role.
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.
Clancy escapes legal action over waste dispute
Birmingham City Council’s former leader will not face legal action for his part in the authority’s waste dispute.
Union's FoI reveals scale of youth centre cuts
At least 160 youth centres have closed since 2016, a report based on Freedom of Information Act requests by Unison claims.
‘Living wills are not enough on their own’
The post-Carillion move by the Government to get outsourcing companies to draw up ‘living wills’ to protect services has been generally welcomed by the sector – but concerns remain, according to Hiba Mahamadi
Glasgow equal pay dispute will cost 'hundreds of millions'
The equal pay dispute plaguing Glasgow City Council will cost ‘hundreds of millions of pounds,’ leader Susan Aitken has said.
EXCLUSIVE: Cross-party councillors call to end funding uncertainty
Councillors from across the political spectrum have demanded the Government provide funding certainty ahead of the Budget next week.
Unions in Brexit funding plea
Councils should not bear the financial burden of registering 120,000 children who qualify for UK citizenship after Brexit, Britain’s trade union movement has warned.
Unison calls for pensions fund merger
The largest trade union representing members of the Scottish Local Government Pension Scheme (SLGPS) has called for the 11 funds to be merged.
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.
Man jailed for five years over council fraud
Barnet LBC is under renewed pressure to withdraw services from Capita after a joint venture contract employee was jailed for a £2m fraud.
Union call for investment management change
Trade union Unison has called for council pension funds to bring their investment management in-house.
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.