Moray Council has vowed to push on with plans to introduce parking charges for staff at its headquarters - despite accusations they are using wages from employees to prop up its budget.
A Moray trade union has vowed to battle local authority plans to introduce car parking charges for staff at two council locations.
Council bosses have been urged to invest in training more apprentices to reduce spending on costly temporary agency workers.
Warnings have been issued that services could leave Elgin unless the lack of investment in public facilities is reversed.
Union bosses believe Moray residents are the “real losers” amid a power vacuum at the helm of the authority.
Shoppers have signed a massive Valentine’s card to oppose cuts proposed to Moray Council and “show their love” for local services.
Moray Council’s administration has unveiled a draft budget to press ahead with more than £6million worth of cuts – despite its shortfall dropping by more than £4million.
Union representatives are organising a demonstration to urge Moray councillors to oppose the administration’s budget.
Union members in Moray have vowed to “resist” any proposals to reduce services at the region’s libraries.