GMB Scotland is not going to hang about while the SNP oversees cut after cut – we have to fight for our future, writes GARY SMITH
Wednesday 20th Apr 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
TRADE unionists at the Scottish TUC Congress vowed yesterday to mobilise workers and communities to fight massive cuts in local government.
Fife delegate Tam Kirby warned that services in Scotland had already been “cut to the bone,” with 40,000 jobs lost and at least...
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
Figures reveal extent cuts have decimated vital services
Saturday 2nd Apr 2016
GEORGE OSBORNE is facing a rebellion today by Tory councillors up in arms at his relentless cuts to local government.
The Conservative-controlled Local Government Association (LGA) has urged the Chancellor to ease off on cuts in Wednesday’s Budget.
Councils in England,...
Monday 14th Mar 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
SCOTLAND’S SNP-controlled Parliament was accused yesterday of imposing cuts which will have a devastating effect on the country’s education system.
General union GMB said the Parliament appeared to have abandoned its aim of closing the “attainment gap” which...
Friday 19th Feb 2016
FLOG your golf course to fund front-line public services, English councils were told yesterday after another huge funding cut.
Local authorities already facing a financial black hole saw their budgets slashed again by £4 billion in the Autumn Statement.
Thursday 26th Nov 2015
posted by Luke James in Britain
Bosses say authorities are at tipping point
Monday 23rd Nov 2015
posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain
CHANCELLOR George Osborne was accused yesterday of cynically attempting to lay the blame for Tory spending cuts with Labour councils.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell condemned “ideologically driven, unfairly distributed” cuts, in a statement issued with seven Labour...
Thursday 19th Nov 2015
LOCAL government workers last night defied their union’s leadership and voted to reopen pay negotiations for the coming year.
The decision at a special conference of Unison’s local government sector came as activists expressed anger at the settlement of their dispute in...
Wednesday 25th Mar 2015
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Lay members seek bigger role in negotiations
Tuesday 24th Mar 2015