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With a survey suggesting half of council workers are considering quitting their jobs, Mark Whitehead considers how important it is for managers to ease the fears of the local government workforce.
Half of council workers are thinking of leaving their job for less stressful work elsewhere, according to a new survey by trade union Unison.
A public sector union has criticised local authorities for ‘not doing enough’ to protect workers’ rights globally.
A third union has voted to take industrial action at East Dunbartonshire Council over proposed changes to terms and conditions including cuts in holiday entitlement.
Mark Whitehead considers if the local government workplace has suffered due to councils adopting a more market-friendly approach.
Unions have submitted a pay claim for youth and community workers they say would narrow a growing gap between falling wages and rising costs caused by austerity.
Nottingham City Council is to take a dispute with its staff over incremental pay rises to the Supreme Court.
A Scottish trade union has urged its members to reject the offer of a pay increase up to 3%.
A two-year pay deal for more than one million local government workers is set to be rubber-stamped following decisions by all three unions involved to accept it.
A two-year pay deal for more than one million local government workers looks likely to go ahead after the biggest of the three unions involved decided to accept it.