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Council workers prepared to strike in Scotland over pay

The union Unite says that council workers in Scotland are prepared to strike over pay.This comes after a ballot was conducted of its members and 91% said that the Convention of Scottish Local...
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Unions issue joint letter to all Scottish council leaders asking for better pay deal

UNISON, Unite and the GMB have sent a joint letter to the leader of every local authority across Scotland urging them to improve the pay offer to council workers and avert strike action across...

Edinburgh Libraries win at the COSLA Excellence Awards

Edinburgh Libraries’ VIP (Visually Impaired People) Service won in the ‘Tackling Inequality and Improving Health’ category at the COSLA Excellence Awards on Thursday.The partnership project launched in 2013 supports the information, learning and employment needs of blind and...

Letter from Scotland

The flowering of the crocuses and the occasional glimpse of blue sky has alerted us to the fact that spring has officially arrived. But unofficially, we have also had snow here on the sheltered...

Budget impact on education

A deal with COSLA and an agreement with universities and colleges has protected teaching jobs and student places, despite the tough decisions that have had to be taken on spending, Education Secretary Michael Russell...


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