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.
Still suffering post-suffrage
The stark inequality in local government and beyond will only be reversed if forced by women, Heather Wakefield argues.
Union warning over Northamptonshire pay freeze
Trade unions and opposition councillors this week criticised Northamptonshire CC’s decision to freeze staff pay – warning it will exacerbate existing recruitment and retention problems.
Unison calls for windfall tax on PFI corporations
Trade union Unison has backed a Labour MP’s call for a windfall tax on private companies delivering public services.
EXCLUSIVE: Funding red flags raised
One in 10 council bosses fear their local authority will not have enough funding to fulfil their statutory duties in 2018/19, an exclusive survey has found today.
Are we being priced out?
Public sector workers are experiencing a real-terms pay cut, while senior managers have seen their income cut dramatically in the past eight years. Sam Clayden unveils the latest pay research by Unison.
EXCLUSIVE: Public and private sectors poles apart in senior pay
Senior council staff now earn around six times less than their private sector counterparts, research obtained by The MJ has found.
Council called out on bullying and harassment
Cheshire East Council has a bullying and harassment problem, the Local Government Association (LGA) has concluded.
Reading the small print of the Trade Union Act
As the unions look set to oppose employers' pay offer, Kim Howell assesses how changes to the Trade Union Act 2016 might affect future disputes.
Council backs union pay claim but national employers stand firm
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has backed the unions’ 5% pay claim as national employers continue to argue their 2% offer is ‘significantly more beneficial’ this year.
Unison rejects pay offer in surprise vote
Unison has become the second local government union to reject the 2% pay offer proposed by employers.
Union recommends pay offer rejection
Trade union Unite has urged local government to enter ‘meaningful’ pay negotiations after recommending its members reject the 2% offer proposed by employers.
Deal to end Brum bin strike
Birmingham City Council’s long-running dispute with union Unite appears to be over after the sides brokered a deal protecting pay while modernising waste management roles.
Treasury windfall from council pay rise
The Treasury would save 39% of the cost of awarding council workers the pay rise called for in their 2018 claim, according to new research published today by trade union Unison.