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Over a hundred thousand extra children of public sector workers have been pushed into poverty due to pay restrictions and benefit cuts, trade unions say.
Fife Council is facing fresh legal proceedings over the non-payment of equal pay awards, a trade union has warned.
A union has raised concerns about a transformation programme currently being implemented by Taunton Deane and West Somerset Councils which could result in staff reductions.
With all three unions rejecting the pay offer to local government staff, just what chance do they have of winning more money for council workers? Mark Whitehead explores.
The union with the biggest membership among local government workers has voted to reject the 2% pay offer made by the employers late last year.
A leading union has dismissed government proposed reforms to free school meal entitlement as 'a cut disguised as a kindness.'
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.
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.
Half the cost of a pay claim for council workers would be offset by increased taxes and other factors, according to local government unions.