"Unite members were disappointed that the local authorities offer did not address the real issues for workers such as Brexit and those workers who are paid below the Scottish Living Wage, and this new development now allows COSLA
to make amends."
said councils made savings while protecting services in previous years.
Charges for council services have risen by an average of 7 per cent, Cosla
"Our local services are delivered by one team and if COSLA
and the Scottish Government really value the contribution all their staff make they must ensure that everyone who works in local government gets a fair and decent pay rise."
"So this is a very welcome step from the Scottish Government and COSLA
to scrap burial and cremation fees for under 18s.
plans to advocate for public libraries and negotiate with vendors and publishers to bring ebooks and other downloadable media to all libraries in the U.S.
has recommended an hourly rate of pounds 9.33 to the individual councils which Unison rejected last year.
The council umbrella body CoSLA
and the Scottish government have both said that they want to see a negotiated settlement.
The country's four largest trade unions are furious over a three per cent pay offer from the Scottish Government and local authority body Cosla
. School teachers, classroom assistants, caterers, road gritters and street cleaners could all walk out.
The Scottish Government, in partnership with COSLA
, has committed PS500,000 in funding to ensure that no local authority in Scotland will charge for the burial or cremation of children under 18.