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Scottish local government unions have suspended preparations for industrial action ballots of their memberships ahead of talks next week but have warned that COSLA must “make good” on an improved local government pay offer to avoid strikes. GMB Scotland, the union for local governme

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Council workers across Scotland have voted to reject an offer of increased pay from the Scottish Government. The offer, which included a flat-rate payment of £800 for staff earning under £25,000 a year with a 2% uplift for those earning £25,000 to £40,000; and a 1% rise for t

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Prime Minister Theresa May has renewed a commitment to introduce a cap on energy prices for customers on standard variable tariffs. During her eventful speech to the Tory Party Conference yesterday, Ms May once again pledged to limit the amount people pay for their energy through legislation althoug

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The prospect of strike action by Orkney Islands Council (OIC) staff has increased after GMB Scotland members overwhelmingly rejected plans to cut terms and conditions for frontline service staff. After a three week consultative ballot process, over 98 per cent of ballot papers returned opposed OIC

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Staff working for Orkney Islands Council are to be balloted over whether to take industrial action amid new pay proposals. The local authority revealed a number of payment options which aim to helping address an anticipated £9.5 million shortfall in its budget over the next three years.

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The GMB has called for a “massive” housebuilding programme to get underway “without delay” after a report by the union found that workers on average earnings in Scotland are priced out of the housing market in 21 out of 32 local authority areas. Published yesterday, the report shows current

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