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Social workers should receive the same legal protection from violence as emergency workers, according to sector bodies.
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 council in Northern Ireland could soon be introducing a new scheme to test employees for alcohol and drug use.
Workers employed under an outsourced council contract to sort out waste for recycling have entered the second week of a strike over sick pay.
Only a bespoke workforce deal with the EU would allow the public sector to recruit top-end talent as well as sufficient numbers of skilled workers and lower-skilled staff, according to finance chiefs.
Nottingham City Council was wrong to impose a freeze on incremental pay rises, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Bristol City Council has become the first local authority in the country to use job applications without a tick box that asks applicants about their criminal record.
A Scottish trade union has urged its members to reject the offer of a pay increase up to 3%.
More than 2,300 council employees were paid more than £100,000 in 2016-17, according to the latest ‘town hall rich list’.