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Trade unions representing local government workers across Scotland have called for a 6.5% pay rise for Scottish council workers.
A trade union is calling on local government members to reject the offer of a 2% pay rise this year.
Waltham Forest Council has announced it will offer extra maternity and paternity leave to all staff who become parents of premature babies.
A council has agreed to pay eight victims of an alleged paedophile in an out-of-court settlement.
A council’s proposal to stop sick pay for the first three days of an employee’s absence has been criticised as an ‘affront’ to workers.
Unions have submitted a pay claim for increases of at least 5% for local government craft workers who mainly carry out housing and maintenance work.
Nearly 100 council leaders have written to the chancellor demanding extra funding for workers and an end to the public sector pay cap.
Blackpool Council could make up to 50 people redundant and lose a further 20 contract posts under spending plans for next year.
Newcastle-under-Lyme BC has suspended its chief executive and monitoring officer after an independent review into problems faced by voters at the General Election.
A total of 35 jobs could be axed in Stoke-on-Trent’s new budget as the city attempts to find £34m of savings against a background of central Government cuts.