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Support staff in the public sector are doing more than 40 million hours of unpaid overtime a year, according to local government union Unison.
A new pay offer has been put forward by councils in Scotland in a bid to avert industrial action.
Unison is calling on its local government members to reject the new offer of a 3% pay rise.
Cuts in funding are having a 'devastating effect' on school support staff, according to trade union Unison.
Working parents with children under five have seen nursery fees increase three times faster than their wages over the past decade, trades unions have revealed.
Unison has lodged an official appeal against the ruling that social care providers will no longer be required to pay £400m in backpay to carers doing sleep-in shifts.
Fife Council has been warned it could face a £5m bill from a new round of equal pay claims.
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.