Well done Tradings manager Sandra Harkness, centre, receives a bronze COSLA
excellence award on behalf of her team from councillors Elaine Murray and Archie Dryburgh
Cllr Peter Johnston, COSLA
Spokesperson for Health and Social Care, said: It is important that we strive for continuous improvement in our workforce planning for social care and social work.
doesn't have information identifying downloadable media services for specific libraries, Scheppke says it's safe to conclude that most of the libraries coming up short are small, rural libraries on a tight budget that serve sparse populations.
want nurses to continue negotiating individual deals with their local councils - which can mean nursery nurses in neighbouring areas get paid different rates for the same job.
This work has been undertaken in collaboration with COSLA
, and I congratulate local authorities in taking the initiative with the development of this charter, and working together to deliver a good outcome for all Councils and, ultimately, for Scotland.
has the funds to cover these pay rises through Westminster's block grant to the Scottish Executive.
Councillor Kevin Keenan, COSLA
s Finance Spokesman, said: COSLA
welcomes the new business rate provisions in the Community Empowerment Act and while COSLA
s ambitions are much greater we see this as a positive start to the journey on increasing local flexibility of funding and taxation powers for councils.
Not only must the COSLA
proposals be challenged but the time has come for a root and branch review of the negotiating machinery.
More than 2,000 nursery nurses marched through Edinburgh to COSLA
, their employer's, HQ on Monday but - typical of the coverage afforded to their five-week strike _- the media paid little heed.
Following the independent review, which is due to report in Spring 2016, Scottish Ministers will look to work closely with COSLA
, Heads of Planning Scotland and all those with an interest in the planning system, to take forward a reform programme that will be informed by the findings of the review.
yesterday rejected the Scottish Government's funding offer and branded it "totally unacceptable".
The Commission will be co-chaired by Local Government Minister Marco Biagi and President of COSLA
Councillor David O Neill.