Labour will seek to largely end the outsourcing of council contracts to private firms if it enters government, John McDonnell has said.
Leaders of public sector workers have angrily attacked reports of a pay rise for teachers, police officers and other employees as a “last- gasp” attempt to curry favour with an austerity hit workforce.
Aberdeen council workers could be trained for different roles as the local authority looks to build a “leaner” workforce in the face of increasing cuts.
Carers were left in tears yesterday after discovering their pay packet was empty.
A Moray trade union has vowed to battle local authority plans to introduce car parking charges for staff at two council locations.
A charity with offices across the north-east has withdrawn from a trade union amid claims that its "misleading and hostile statements" have caused employees "alarm".
Thousands of college staff in Scotland are poised to receive a pay rise after a £14million deal was struck with trade unions.
Ballots by three major unions have secured a £14 million pay deal for more than 5,000 college support staff.
The head of Moray Council’s largest opposition group believes the SNP taking the helm of the authority could boost the region’s hopes of unlocking more funding from the Scottish Government.
Education Secretary John Swinney is under growing pressure to ensure all school staff receive the same level of pay rise as teachers.
Union bosses believe Moray residents are the “real losers” amid a power vacuum at the helm of the authority.
Senior Labour politicians and union officials were among hundreds of people who attended a memorial service to celebrate the life of former union leader Rodney Bickerstaffe.
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.
Aberdeenshire council has admitted that “unauthorised maintenance” was carried out on machinery that gave an electric shock to an employee after he speaks out of his worries that next time it could prove fatal.
Aberdeenshire councillors prepare to abandon plans for sport and culture trust – just weeks after approving it
Aberdeenshire Council is poised to abandon controversial plans to create a trust to run local sports centres, libraries and museums – just weeks after approving the shake-up.
A health union has been accused of being patronising after telling staff not to attend a protest march during work time or in uniform.
Union representatives demonstrated outside the meeting demanding better pay for health workers.
Nurses in the north and north-east could still be owed millions of pounds in backdated holiday pay, it has emerged.
Social care bosses are planning a foreign fact-finding mission to look into an innovative Dutch district nursing system.
Improvements made to clamp down on a bullying culture at Moray Council have been hailed as a step forward.
Union bosses have claimed morale at Moray Council has been shattered as staff wait to find out if their jobs will be axed.
A north-east college has announced it will remain open this week despite a planned wave of strike action.
College students across the north and north east face strike disruption after crunch talks broke up without a new pay deal for support staff.
Hundreds of local authority workers are being attacked in schools across Scotland, a new study has revealed.
Staff at NHS Grampian have been the victim of more assaults than employees at any other health board in Scotland, a new report has revealed.
Hospital porters, catering assistants and domestic staff could soon be in line for a pay rise.
Highland Council is preparing for a "worst case scenario" after shock figures revealed that the size of the black hole in its budget could more than treble over the next three years.
Union bosses have made renewed calls for extra staff parking to be made available at a north-east hospital.
A major review of staff parking at a north-east hospital is to be held, just days after plans for a new, multi-million pound facility for patients and visitors were unveiled.
The battle over Jim Murphy’s leadership of Scottish Labour is expected to come to a head tomorrow with calls for him to stand down.
The number of trainee nurses and midwives is to be increased by 3% as part of long-term plans to overcome shortages.