Notes from recent Council committees: pomp and stress

There are a lot of committees with a lot of reports and too little time in the day, but over the next few months we hope to bring you small notes on points of interest. Join the discussion on Twitter @unitececbranch.

The next big committee is Full Council on 18 February for the budget meeting.

Finance and Resources Committee—21 January

Read the papers from the Finance and Resources Committee from 21 January for the full story.

We’ve no money… apart from what we’re saving for ceremonies and dignitaries

The Lord Provost’s annual £60k budget for civic hospitality hasn’t been spent this year, as there obviously hasn’t been the chance. The report proposed carry forward £30K for civic hospitality next year.

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Local authority pay survey results—local authority newsletter

Low pay, job security, stress and attacks on terms and conditions—the reward for Scotland’s public sector pandemic heroes?

Photo by Colin Watts

We recently surveyed Unite members in local authorities in Scotland. 42% responded to our recent pay survey, highlighting three areas of concern:

  • low pay
  • job security and stress
  • terms and conditions.
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