Council umbrella body Cosla has warned that funding cuts mean local government performance is “simply unsustainable” longer term.
Scotland’s largest union for local government workers has announced its members have voted overwhelmingly to accept a new pay offer.
Unite union members have voted to reject the latest pay offer from Cosla for local government workers, increasing the threat of industrial action.
The speed and scale of Brexit preparations by Scottish councils is increasing the risk of errors, Cosla’s president has warned.
Scottish councils’ allocations in the draft budget put at risk the delivery of essential services next year, according to local government body Cosla.
The Education Secretary has suggested some councils do not “recognise the value” of teaching children to play musical instruments, during questioning about charges for the service by MSPs.
Trade unions representing local government workers have sent out a joint letter demanding an improved pay offer to avert strike action.
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.