Unions

Scottish councils ‘delighted’ at new pay deal with unions

05/03/2019

Council workers have welcomed a new pay deal that is set to deliver cost of living increases over the next few years after a decade of stagnating wages.

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.

At least 160 youth centres have closed since 2016, FOI reveals

03/12/2018

At least 160 youth centres have closed since 2016, a report based on Freedom of Information Act requests by Unison claims.

Reading council considers ‘huge scale privatisation’

13/08/2018

Reading Borough Council plans to undertake a programme of ‘huge scale privatisation’ that will affect thousands of council workers, union warns.

Union blasts Somerset CC for ‘financial incompetence’

10/08/2018

A union has accused Somerset County Council of ‘financial incompetence’ after the authority proposed staff take two days of unpaid leave.

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.

Unison calls for windfall tax on PFI corporations

19/02/2018

Trade union Unison has backed a Labour MP’s call for a windfall tax on private companies delivering public services.

Code of conduct for private companies ‘urgently’ required, union says

08/02/2018

The Government needs to establish a new code of conduct for the delivery of public services by private companies, says public service union.

Council called out on bullying and harassment

30/01/2018

Cheshire East Council has a bullying and harassment problem, the Local Government Association (LGA) has concluded.

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Executive Director - Education, Leisure & Housing (ORK03434)

Orkney Islands Council
£93,353 (Including Distant Islands Allowance)
Looking for an Executive Director to lead and build on the already excellent reputation of a wide range of services, including... Orkney Islands
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London Borough of Bexley
£27,474 - £31,401 plus essential car user allowance
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Social Worker - Scarborough

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