North-east council workers are being consulted on whether they are prepared to take industrial action over pay.
Union leaders have started to ballot council workers to see if they would be prepared to take industrial action over a pay offer they branded “simply not good enough”.
A lack of cash is preventing councils from “solving some of the problems facing our communities”, the president of local authorities body Cosla has said.
Council tax is being frozen across Scotland, local authorities have confirmed.
Councils need a system like the Barnett formula to secure their funding from Holyrood, the Scottish Conservatives have said.
Council leaders are demanding Scotland’s political parties commit to a “menu for change” in the run up to May’s Holyrood election – insisting this must include “fair funding” for local government.
Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has insisted the cash settlement for councils in next year’s Budget is fair – despite claims that she is “short-changing” local government.
Scots could face council tax hikes of 6% in 2022 after Finance Secretary Kate Forbes offered authorities £90 million to freeze the charge in the forthcoming financial year, MSPs have been warned.
Covid-19 has cost local authorities in Scotland almost £800 million, a new report has estimated.
MSPs have backed a bid to enshrine protections for local councils into Scots law – even though they questioned what impact the legislation will have.
Leaked document suggests Scottish Government to excuse criminals from more than 200,000 hours of unpaid work
The Scottish Government will write down around 200,000 hours of unpaid work for criminals and has been asked to consider banning sentences of 12 months or less, a leaked document suggests.
A north-east councillor has taken part in a video campaign to make more people aware of the support available for their mental health.
The social care sector in the north-east is set to benefit from a multi-million pound funding pot to help meet additional costs related to coronavirus across the country.
A north-east MSP has urged the Scottish Government's finance chief to support fairer funding for councils following claims some authorities would be left out of pocket by the distribution of coronavirus cash.
A north-east MSP has called on Scotland's local government umbrella organisation to reveal how much coronavirus could cost councils.
City council chiefs have warned services in Aberdeen are facing cuts amid claims the region missed out on millions of pounds of coronavirus funding.
Plans are being put in place to re-open north-east recycling centres closed due to the lockdown.
A multi-million pound funding package has been made available to help coastal businesses - including those in the north-east - ease coronavirus pressures.
The Aberdeenshire councillor, who is also the president of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla), told the Civility in Public Life Event how intimidation and abuse is “fundamentally undermining British democracy”.
Council bosses today vowed to keep fighting for a fairer funding deal for Aberdeen – after a move to discuss the issue at a meeting of all local authorities was thrown out.
A new £1.3 million fund to revamp Aberdeen city centre has been welcomed.
Aberdeen council leaders have chosen not to send out letters to teachers across the city over an ongoing pay wrangle.
An initiative to put north-east town centres at the heart of decision making has received a national award.
Aberdeen council workers have been urged by a trade union to reject a 3% pay increase.
Free sanitary products will be available to pupils, students and learners at schools, colleges and universities across Scotland as part of a new £5.2 million fund.
‘I would so much like to see Aberdeen rejoin Cosla and give us a stronger, united voice for local government’
The new president of an organisation which represents councils across Scotland today said she hopes the city council will rejoin the group.