Councils are spending more than £14.5m a year on providing ‘facility time’ for trade union reps, according to new research by the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA).
Museum workers at Brighton and Hove Council have won their case that reductions in their pay before the end of the agreed protection period were unlawful.
Welsh council leaders have welcomed plans to introduce a new Bill to help reverse the ‘damaging and divisive’ effect of the UK government’s Trade Union Act.
Nearly all (98%) of schools in England will see a funding reduction for every pupil under the proposed National Funding Formula (NFF), six unions have warned.
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Mental health patients face bed shortages, long waits and reduced support due to Government cutbacks, union warns.
Councils should be given the £2.4bn in unallocated business rates to support social care services, a trade union has argued today.
Cuts to social care budgets have left a ‘trail of destruction’ leaving older people vulnerable, says union.
Violent assaults on public service workers in Scotland have doubled in the last decade, according to new figures.
A union has accused Derby council of ‘inflaming tensions’ over a pay dispute with school support staff, while teaching assistants vote for industrial action in Durham.