Industrial relations

Coventry bin lorry drivers win 13% pay boost

01/08/2022

The long-running dispute between Coventry council and local bin lorry drivers has now ended with a pay rise for the drivers worth up to 12.9%.

Fresh strike warning for local government sector

13/06/2022

Unions have warned of more local government strikes.

Unions demand 'substantial' pay increase

06/06/2022

Councils will be consulted this month after local government trade unions demanded a ‘substantial’ pay increase amid rising costs of food, fuel and household bills.

Rugby waste and street cleaning strikes end with new pay deal

30/05/2022

Industrial action affecting Rugby Borough Council’s waste and street cleaning services is set to end today as the council and Unite reach an agreement.

Glasgow strikes suspended as equal pay deal reached

14/04/2022

Public sector unions yesterday suspended all equal pay strikes after a deal was struck with Glasgow City Council to settle the long-running dispute.

Week-long strike over pay to hit local government sector

08/03/2022

Council workers are expected to strike for a week this month in the first coordinated industrial action to hit the sector in a decade.

Bin strike hitting 220,000 homes begins in Wiltshire

08/03/2022

A two-week bin strike in Wiltshire affecting 220,000 homes began yesterday after GMB members turned down a new pay offer.

Unite announces industrial action over pay

28/02/2022

Unite’s local government members will next month stage targetted industrial action at councils where enough members rejected the employers’ 1.75% pay offer for 2021-22.

National industrial action prospects over pay fade

07/02/2022

A nationally-coordinated wave of industrial action over this year’s pay claim looks increasingly unlikely as the outcome of trade union ballots emerged.

Coventry bin lorry drivers strike proposal ‘impractical’

15/12/2021

Coventry City Council has rejected a union proposal that bin lorry drivers work for one hour and then go on strike for another hour.

No deal from last-ditch pay talks

16/11/2021

Last-ditch talks between local government employers and trade unions over this year’s 1.75% pay offer have broken up without agreement, The MJ understands.

EXCLUSIVE: Employers dig in as they refuse to reopen pay talks

19/10/2021

Council employers have dug in to defend their ‘full and final’ pay offer despite warnings that months of disruption could lie ahead.

More unions announce strike ballots

06/10/2021

Two more trade unions have moved a step closer to industrial action after members rejected the latest pay offer.

Scottish union to hold nationwide strike ballot

24/08/2021

Councils in Scotland have been put on notice as Unison ballots members over industrial action.

Strike action at Ealing ends

05/08/2021

There will be no return to the picket lines after an agreement has been reached between the Unite trade union and outsourcer Serco.

Unions reject councils’ pay offer

26/04/2021

Scottish members of two trade unions have voted to reject a pay offer from councils, raising the prospect of strike action.

Union in industrial action threat over large-scale council job losses

09/07/2020

Trade union Unite has warned it could launch industrial action unless Nottingham City Council removes its threat of large-scale redundancies.

Local government pay summit to go ahead

30/03/2020

Negotiators hope to keep local government pay discussions on track despite the difficulties posed by the coronavirus crisis.

Union and council end dispute amid coronavirus crisis

24/03/2020

Trade union Unite has said its dispute with Veolia over holiday pay for refuse staff working at Tower Hamlets LBC has been resolved.

Lincolnshire health visitors to strike amid pay dispute with council

19/11/2019

A number of health visitors in Lincolnshire started a month-long strike yesterday over what they describe as the council’s ‘divide and rule’ policy.

Birmingham council and union ‘welcome’ end to refuse dispute

18/03/2019

Refuse collectors who took part in strikes in Birmingham are to be given £3,500 each in a settlement which both sides say has ended the long-running dispute.

Birmingham refuse strike called off

04/03/2019

Unions called off a planned strike by refuse collectors in Birmingham today after the city council lost a bid to have the action declared illegal.

Hundreds of Birmingham refuse workers to strike ‘weekly’

05/02/2019

Over 300 refuse workers have announced they will begin two days of strike action a week in an escalation of the ongoing industrial dispute with the council.

Union rejects Scottish councils' pay offer

20/06/2018

Members of the GMB Scotland trade union have rejected the Scottish local government pay offer, potentially sparking industrial action.

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