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.
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.
Brum takes £63m from reserves to help overspend
Birmingham City Council has spent a whopping £63m of its reserves to ‘structurally deliver’ its 2017/18 budget and reduce an overspend of more than £20m, a report to senior councillors has revealed.
Glasgow to decide over arms-length companies closure
Glasgow City Council will next week decide whether to shut two of its nine ALEO (Arm’s-Length External Organisation) companies, bringing their services and 6,500 workers back under direct control.
Chiefs reject 'disappointing' pay deal
The trade union for council chief executives has rejected the ‘very disappointing’ pay offer to their members.
New guide to improve member-officer relations
Cheshire East Council has responded to concerns about member-officer relations by producing a new guide outlining the roles and responsibilities of both groups.
Unite to discuss next steps after pay offer rejection
The Unite trade union is continuing to oppose the employers' 2% pay offer despite moves towards acceptance from Unison and the GMB.